Ungrateful Un*grate"ful, a. 1. Not grateful; not thankful for favors; making no returns, or making ill return for kindness, attention, etc.; ingrateful. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. Unpleasing; unacceptable; disagreeable; as, harsh sounds are ungrateful to the ear. [1913 Webster] -- {Un*grate"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Un*grate"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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