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Meaning of THANKLESS

Pronunciation:  'thangklis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  not feeling or showing gratitude; "ungrateful heirs"; "How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is / To have a thankless child!"- Shakespeare
  2. [adj]  not likely to be rewarded; "grading papers is a thankless task"
 

THANKLESS is a 9 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: unappreciated, unappreciative, ungrateful, ungratifying, unrewarding, unthankful
 
 Antonyms: grateful, thankful
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Thank"less\, a.
1. Not acknowledging favors; not expressing thankfulness;
   unthankful; ungrateful.

         That she may feel How sharper than a serpent's tooth
         it is To have a thankless child!      --Shak.

2. Not obtaining or deserving thanks; unacceptable; as, a
   thankless task.

         To shepherd thankless, but by thieves that love the
         night allowed.                        --Chapman.
   -- {Thank"less*ly}, adv. -- {Thank"less*ness}, n.

 

 

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