ungrateful Definition

not feeling or showing gratitude; not willing to thank somebody for something kind that they have done.

Using ungrateful: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "ungrateful" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She was ungrateful for all the help she received.

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    He is so ungrateful for everything we do for him.

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    I feel unappreciated and ungrateful for what I have.

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    It's ungrateful to complain about a gift.

ungrateful Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for ungrateful

Phrases with ungrateful

  • to harm someone who has helped you in some way


    He was always ungrateful and bit the hand that fed him.

  • a person who is ungrateful and unpleasant


    She was such an ungrateful wretch that nobody wanted to help her.

  • a negative attitude towards the things one has, often leading to dissatisfaction and unhappiness


    Having an ungrateful heart will only lead to misery and disappointment.


Summary: ungrateful in Brief

The term 'ungrateful' [ˌʌnˈɡreɪtfəl] refers to a lack of gratitude or unwillingness to thank someone for something kind they have done. It is often used to describe a person who does not appreciate the help they receive, as in 'She was ungrateful for all the help she received.' The phrase 'bite the hand that feeds you' describes harming someone who has helped you, while 'ungrateful wretch' denotes an unpleasant and ungrateful person.