(adj.) = invidious ; thankless ; unappreciative ; unsavoury [unsavory, -USA] ; ungrateful. Ex: Within the ranks of authorship therefore there are many types of author and it is invidious to claim that one sort is necessarily 'better' than another. Ex: This article is entitled 'Thankless tasks': academics and librarians in the novels of Barbara Pym'. Ex: Convinced that most Americans were unappreciative and unreachable, librarians became increasingly autocratic and elitist and made their libraries even less appealing to the common man = Convencido de que la mayoría de los estadounidenses eran desagradecidos e inaccesibles, los bibliotecario se hicieron cada vez más autocráticos y elitistas e hicieron sus bibliotecas aún menos atractivo para el hombre común. Ex: Despite the unsavory characters, bawdiness, and amorality in several of his plays, Middleton was more committed to a single theological system than, for example, Shakespeare. Ex: For this reason he dubbed man the 'ungrateful biped'. ---- * ser un ingrato = bite + the hand that feeds + Pronombre.