Ingrate



[in-greyt] /ˈɪn greɪt/

noun
1.
an person.
adjective
2.
Archaic. .
/ˈɪnɡreɪt; ɪnˈɡreɪt/
noun
1.
an ungrateful person
adjective
2.
ungrateful
n.

“ungrateful person,” 1670s, from earlier adjective meaning “unfriendly” (late 14c.) also “ungrateful, unthankful,” from Latin ingratus “unpleasant,” also “ungrateful,” from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + gratus “pleasing, beloved, dear, agreeable” (see grace). The noun meaning “ungrateful person” dates from 1670s.

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