ingrate

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noun in·grate \ˈin-ˌgrāt\

Definition of ingrate

  1. :  an ungrateful person

Origin and Etymology of ingrate

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


First Known Use: 1622


INGRATE Defined for English Language Learners

ingrate

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noun in·grate \ˈin-ˌgrāt\

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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