ingrate

noun in·grate \ ˈin-ˌgrāt \

Definition of ingrate

:an ungrateful person

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Origin and Etymology of ingrate

Latin ingratus ungrateful, from in- + gratus grateful — more at grace


INGRATE Defined for English Language Learners

ingrate

noun

Definition of ingrate for English Language Learners

  • : a person who does not show proper appreciation or thanks for something : an ungrateful person



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