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[ UK /ɪnɡɹˈætɪtjˌuːd/ ]
  1. a lack of gratitude
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How To Use ingratitude In A Sentence

  • Two mottoes -- "non gregem aed ingratos," and "invitus desero" -- expressed his opinion of Dutch ingratitude and his own fidelity. History of the United Netherlands from the Death of William the Silent to the Twelve Year's Truce — Complete (1584-1609)
  • It would be seen as an act of vandalism and ingratitude by the international community.
  • I became the victim of ingratitude and cold coquetry — then I desponded, and imagined that my discontent gave me a right to hate the world. The Last Man
  • The name expresses the object of this sodality, which is to collect faithful hearts around the Saviour for constant adoration and love and to make reparation to Him for the ingratitude of men. The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon
  • Jesus could not heal these people not because of a lack of power, but because of ingratitude and a rejection of his gracious patronage!
  • 'Ingratitude, thou marble-hearted fiend!', he lashes out at Goneril when she demands that he 'disquantity' his retinue of a hundred followers. Shakespeare
  • My valet," cried Lord St. George, -- "he has invented a new toasting-fork, is going to take out a patent, make his fortune, and leave me; that's what I call ingratitude, Sir Christopher; for I ordered his wages to be raised five pounds but last year. The Disowned — Complete
  • I could not at the time conceive of anything meaner wearing the name of man, of a crime blacker than base ingratitude, of aught more damnable than calumniation of the honored dead; but Massachusetts will have to surrender the pennant of infamy to the South. The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 10
  • The laws of nature are immutable and eternal; for injustice, ingratitude, arrogance, pride, iniquity, acception of persons, and the rest can never be made lawful. Leviathan
  • Many within the UN saw the bombing as an act of ingratitude.
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