ingrate

noun
in·grate | \ ˈin-ˌgrāt \

Definition of ingrate 

: an ungrateful person

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The league rolls on despite half of the country thinking its players are unpatriotic ingrates, and despite a Commissioner Who Couldn't Shoot Straight seeming hapless and helpless to make anything better. Greg Cote, miamiherald, "Hell Week: Why Roger Goodell's new NFL anthem-protest policy is blowing up in his face | Miami Herald," 25 May 2018 The president seems to divide aides into two groups: those loyal to their masters, and ingrates. The Economist, "The party of law and order battles the G-Men," 1 Feb. 2018 Some of these ingrates that kneel at the national anthem. Nancy Levine, SI.com, "Bruce Maxwell's Mother Speaks Out," 3 Oct. 2017 Outside of the Fake News or politically motivated ingrates,... Margaret Talev, Bloomberg.com, "Trump Attacks 'Politically Motivated Ingrates' After Hurricane Maria," 2 Oct. 2017 Outside of the Fake News or politically motivated ingrates,... Margaret Talev, Bloomberg.com, "Trump Attacks 'Politically Motivated Ingrates' After Hurricane Maria," 2 Oct. 2017 Outside of the Fake News or politically motivated ingrates,... Margaret Talev, Bloomberg.com, "Trump Attacks 'Politically Motivated Ingrates' After Hurricane Maria," 2 Oct. 2017 Outside of the Fake News or politically motivated ingrates, people are now starting to recognize the amazing work that has been done by FEMA and our great Military. Peter Baker, New York Times, "Trump Takes On All Comers, Believing Himself the Victor," 1 Oct. 2017 Outside of the fake news or politically motivated ingrates, people are now starting to recognize the amazing work that has been done by FEMA and our great military. NBC News, "Meet the Press - October 1, 2017," 1 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of ingrate

1622, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ingrate

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

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ingrate

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ingrate

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

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