Ingrate meaning

ĭngrāt
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The definition of an ingrate is a person who is ungrateful.

A friend who stays at your house for a month and then leaves without so much as a "thank you," is an example of an ingrate.

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An ungrateful person.
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(obs.) Ungrateful.
adjective
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An ungrateful person.
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(obsolete, poetic) Ungrateful.

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(obsolete, 1700s) Unpleasant, unfriendly.
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Origin of ingrate

  • From Middle English ingrat ungrateful from Old French from Latin ingrātus in- not in–1 grātus pleasing, thankful gwerə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ingrātus (“disagreeable”), in- (“not”) +‎ grātus (“pleasing”).

    From Wiktionary