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thankless

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adjective thank·less \ˈthaŋk-ləs\

Simple Definition of thankless

  • : difficult and not valued by other people

  • : not showing or feeling thanks

Full Definition of thankless

  1. 1 :  not likely to obtain thanks :  unappreciated <a thankless task>

  2. 2 :  not expressing or feeling gratitude :  ungrateful <how sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child — Shakespeare>

thank·less·ly adverb
thank·less·ness noun

Examples of thankless

  1. <a thankless boss who seems oblivious to the extra effort his subordinates have made>

  2. <the thankless job of cleaning up after a party>



15th Century

First Known Use of thankless

15th century



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