ingratitude

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noun in·grat·i·tude \(ˌ)in-ˈgra-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of ingratitude

  1. :  forgetfulness of or poor return for kindness received :  ungratefulness

Examples of ingratitude in a Sentence

  1. their daughter's ingratitude for all that they have done for her is truly appalling

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Origin and Etymology of ingratitude

Middle English, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin ingratitudo, from Latin in- + Late Latin gratitudo gratitude


INGRATITUDE Defined for English Language Learners

ingratitude

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Definition of ingratitude for English Language Learners

  • : lack of proper appreciation or thanks for something (such as a kind or helpful act) : lack of gratitude


INGRATITUDE Defined for Kids

ingratitude

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noun in·grat·i·tude \in-ˈgra-tə-ˌtüd, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of ingratitude for Students

  1. :  lack of gratitude


Law Dictionary

ingratitude

noun in·grat·i·tude

Legal Definition of ingratitude

  1. :  forgetfulness of or lack of appreciation for kindness or especially a gift received

Additional Notes on ingratitude

Under the civil law of Louisiana, a gift may be revoked on the ground of ingratitude if the recipient of the gift tries to kill the person who gave the gift, is guilty of cruelly mistreating or injuring the giver, or refuses the giver food when it is needed.



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