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Definition of Thankless


  1. Not acknowledging favors; not expressing thankfulness; unthankful; ungrateful.
  2. Not obtaining or deserving thanks; unacceptable; as, a thankless task.

Thankless Quotations

Prolonged, indiscriminate reviewing of books is a quite exceptionally thankless, irritating and exhausting job. It not only involves praising trash but constantly inventing reactions towards books about which one has no spontaneous feeling whatever.
George Orwell

When I did 'The Social Network', David Fincher told me that I managed to make a thankless character pretty awesome. I thought that was really cool because I think he's really cool.
Dakota Johnson

How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!
William Shakespeare

That is the thankless position of the father in the family - the provider for all, and the enemy of all.
August Strindberg

I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
Thomas Jefferson
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Thankless Translations

thankless in German is undankbar
thankless in Italian is ingrato
thankless in Spanish is ingrato, desagradecido
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