1. [syn: ungrateful, thankless, unthankful]
- Example: "I will not perform the ungrateful task of comparing cases of failure"- Abraham Lincoln
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Ungrateful \Un*grate"ful\, a.
1. Not grateful; not thankful for favors; making no returns,
or making ill return for kindness, attention, etc.;
2. Unpleasing; unacceptable; disagreeable; as, harsh sounds
are ungrateful to the ear.
[1913 Webster] -- Un*grate"ful*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: not feeling or showing gratitude; "ungrateful heirs";
"How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is / To have a
thankless child!"- Shakespeare [syn: ungrateful,
thankless, unthankful] [ant: grateful, thankful]
2: disagreeable; "I will not perform the ungrateful task of
comparing cases of failure"- Abraham Lincoln