thanklessness

thankless

[thangk-lis]
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:
1530–40; thank + -less

thanklessly, adverb
thanklessness, noun


1. unacknowledged, vain, unrewarding, profitless.
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thankless (ˈθæŋklɪs)
 
adj
1.  receiving no thanks or appreciation: a thankless job
2.  ungrateful: a thankless pupil
 
'thanklessly
 
adv
 
'thanklessness
 
n

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