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thankless

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1 not showing gratitude
  • a thankless boss who seems oblivious to the extra effort his subordinates have made

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2 not likely to be appreciated by those who benefit
  • the thankless job of cleaning up after a party

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The first known use of thankless was in the 15th century

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“Thankless.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/thankless. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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