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From ingrate (unfriendly) +‎ -ful, from Latin ingrātus (disagreeable), from in- (not) +‎ grātus (pleasing).


ingrateful (comparative more ingrateful, superlative most ingrateful)

  1. ungrateful; not grateful
    • 1667: Therefore what he gives / (Whose praise be ever sung) to man in part / Spiritual, may of purest Spirits be found / No ingrateful food — John Milton, Paradise Lost
    • 1667: Ingrateful Eve — John Milton, Paradise Lost
    • 1671: under change of times, And condemnation of the ingrateful multitude. — John Milton,Samson Agonistes