Definition of thankless
- how sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child
- —William Shakespeare
a thankless boss who seems oblivious to the extra effort his subordinates have made
the thankless job of cleaning up after a party
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: difficult and not valued by other people
: not showing or feeling thanks
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to lower or disgrace the reputation of
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