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Definition not grateful — typically inappropriately so
  • Actually, I shouldn't even be writing this, since it makes me seem so ungrateful, but .... I sometimes wonder if anyone will ever understand what I mean, if anyone will ever overlook my ingratitude and not worry about whether or not I'm Jewish and merely see me as a teenager badly in need of some good plain fun.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
ingratitude = ungratefulness
  • Besides, what do I get in return for my efforts? Ingratitude and rude remarks.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • ingratitude = lack of appreciation
  • Blow, blow, thou winter wind Thou art not so unkind, As man's ingratitude.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • I was enforc'd to send it after him; I was beset with shame and courtesy; My honour would not let ingratitude So much besmear it.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merchant of Venice
  • Now you have abundance in your life, Lady Lu—an abundance of malice, ingratitude, and forgetfulness.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • She will tax me with ingratitude.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • It was a dreadful picture of ingratitude and inhumanity; and Anne felt, at some moments, that no flagrant open crime could have been worse.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • Nor was she pleased by the High Sparrow's endless truculence and ingratitude.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • There's nothing lower and uglier than ingratitude!
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • CROMWELL For the moment there is this: (Picks up a paper and reads) "I charge you with great ingratitude.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
  • Defiance and ingratitude reap no reward in my kingdom.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • — meeting with such ingratitude, where so much kindness had been shewn, so much confidence had been placed!
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • But, Fanny, if your heart can acquit you of _ingratitude_—
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Yet in leaving him I couldn't be accused of ingratitude.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • My sufferings were augmented also by the oppressive sense of the injustice and ingratitude of their infliction.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • People often discuss ingratitude.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • The mere thought of this ingratitude Makes me suffer from a torture so crude ....
    Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere  --  Tartuffe
  • I protest against ingratitude.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Marius shuddered at that reproach of ingratitude directed against his father, and which he was on the point of so fatally justifying.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I remember he used words like 'failure' and 'ingratitude,' and once he said very clearly, 'I know how well I have performed my duty.'
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice

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