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thankless

[thangk-lis] /ˈθæŋk lɪs/
adjective
1.
not likely to be appreciated or rewarded; unappreciated:
a thankless job.
2.
not feeling or expressing gratitude or appreciation; ungrateful:
a thankless child.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; thank + -less
Related forms
thanklessly, adverb
thanklessness, noun
Synonyms
1. unacknowledged, vain, unrewarding, profitless.
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British Dictionary definitions for thanklessly

thankless

/ˈθæŋklɪs/
adjective
1.
receiving no thanks or appreciation: a thankless job
2.
ungrateful: a thankless pupil
Derived Forms
thanklessly, adverb
thanklessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for thanklessly

thankless

adj.

"likely to not be rewarded with thanks," 1540s, from thank + -less. Related: Thanklessly.

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