thankless

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thank·less

 (thăngk′lĭs)
adj.
1. Not feeling or showing gratitude; ungrateful.
2. Not likely to be appreciated: a thankless job.

thank′less·ly adv.
thank′less·ness n.

thankless

(ˈθæŋklɪs)
adj
1. receiving no thanks or appreciation: a thankless job.
2. ungrateful: a thankless pupil.
ˈthanklessly adv
ˈthanklessness n

thank•less

(ˈθæŋk lɪs)

adj.
1. not likely to be appreciated or rewarded: a thankless job.
2. not feeling or expressing gratitude; ungrateful: a thankless child.
[1530–40]
thank′less•ly, adv.
thank′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.thankless - not feeling or showing gratitudethankless - not feeling or showing gratitude; "ungrateful heirs"; "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is / To have a thankless child!"- Shakespeare
2.thankless - not likely to be rewardedthankless - not likely to be rewarded; "grading papers is a thankless task"
unrewarding - not rewarding; not providing personal satisfaction

thankless

adjective unrewarding, unappreciated Soccer referees have a thankless task.
rewarding

thankless

adjective
1. Not showing or feeling gratitude:
2. Not apt to be appreciated:
Translations
غَيْر مَمنون، غَيْر شاكِر
nevděčný
utaknemmelig
vanòakklátur
iyilikten anlamaznankör

thankless

[ˈθæŋklɪs] ADJ (= unrewarding, ungrateful) → ingrato

thankless

[ˈθæŋkləs] adjingrat(e)
it's a thankless task → c'est une tâche ingrate

thankless

adjundankbar; a thankless taskeine undankbare Aufgabe

thankless

[ˈθæŋklɪs] adj (unrewarding, task) → ingrato/a

thank

(θӕŋk) verb
to express appreciation or gratitude to (someone) for a favour, service, gift etc. He thanked me for the present; She thanked him for inviting her.
ˈthankful adjective
grateful; relieved and happy. He was thankful that the journey was over; a thankful sigh.
ˈthankfully adverb
ˈthankfulness noun
ˈthankless adjective
for which no-one is grateful. Collecting taxes is a thankless task.
ˈthanklessly adverb
ˈthanklessness noun
thanks noun plural
expression(s) of gratitude. I really didn't expect any thanks for helping them.
interjection
thank you. Thanks (very much) for your present; Thanks a lot!; No, thanks; Yes, thanks.
ˈthanksgiving noun
the act of giving thanks, especially to God, eg in a church service. a service of thanksgiving.
Thanksˈgiving noun
(also Thanksgiving Day) in the United States, a special day (the fourth Thursday in November) for giving thanks to God.
thanks to
because of. Thanks to the bad weather, our journey was very uncomfortable.
thank you
I thank you. Thank you (very much) for your present; No, thank you.
References in classic literature ?
Vronsky saw all the thanklessness of the business, and that there could be no question of a duel in it, that everything must be done to soften the government clerk, and hush the matter up.
I had never been struck at so keenly, for my thanklessness to Joe, as through the brazen impostor Pumblechook.
The newly-created Northern Powerhouse rail organisation is pluckily struggling with trying to realise strategic rail improvements, but its modest progress in developing a coherent "business case" clearly illustrates the sheer thanklessness of the task.
Other responses touched on large class sizes, the thanklessness of the job, too much bureaucracy and a large amount of work.
Scholars studying the food service sector describe its enduring features of precarity, thanklessness, sense of replaceability, and subordination (Campbell, Boese, and Tham 2016; Gould 2009; Tim 2014; Zhu et al.
It is an enormous task, and often thankless, but I am grateful that there are people like Michael who are willing to undertake that role notwithstanding its thanklessness, and the difficult uphill battle that most every president faces every single year."