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in-grātus , a, um, adj.
I. Unpleasant, disagreeable (class. in prose and poetry).
B. Of persons: non ingratus, acceptable, agreeable: “Gaetulicus exercitui,Tac. A. 6, 36 (30). —
II. Unthankful, ungrateful.
(β). With gen.: “salutis,not grateful for his preservation, Verg. A. 10, 666. —
2. Pass., that receives no thanks: “ingrata atque inrita esse omnia intellego quae dedi,Plaut. As. 1, 2, 10: “donum,id. Truc. 2, 6, 54: “umeri,Stat. Th. 1, 700. —
B. Transf., of inanimate things that do not repay the trouble bestowed upon them, ungrateful: ager, that bears nothing, Mart. 10, 47, 4: “amicitiae,id. 5, 19, 8: “ignosces tamen post, et id ingratum,you will get no thanks for it, Ter. Heaut. 5, 1, 61: “pericla,Verg. A. 7, 425: “cubile,id. ib. 12, 144: “ingratā ingluvie rem stringere (i. e. quae numquam satiatur, numquam acceptis contenta est),insatiable, Hor. S. 1, 2, 8: “ingrato vocem prostituisse foro,Ov. Am. 1, 15, 6: “mulier contra patronum suum ingrata,Dig. 4, 2, 21.— Hence, adv.: ingrātē .
1. Unpleasantly, disagreeably: “ingrate viridis gemma,Plin. 37, 5, 19, § 74: “sunt quibus ingrate timida indulgentia servit,Ov. A. A. 2, 435: “non ingrate nominando Varrone,not unwillingly, Plin. 18, 3, 5, § 23 (al. in grege).—
2. Unthankfully, ungratefully: “ingrate nostra facilitate abutuntur,Cic. Fam. 12, 1, 2: “aliquid ferre,to receive a thing with unthankfulness, Tac. H. 1, 52: “ut sucus qui ingrate his (pomis vitiosis) posset impendi, ad meliora vertatur,Pall. 7, 5.
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