: showing no gratitude : making a poor return <an ungrateful child>
— un·grate·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
— un·grate·ful·ness noun
Examples of UNGRATEFUL
- I don't mean to seem ungrateful.
- <the park's custodial staff has the ungrateful job of cleaning up after the Independence Day party is over>
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