Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Not grateful.

Part of speech: adjective

Unthanked or unrequited.

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Usage examples "thankless":

  1. However, it doesn't matter to me now that I " meditate the thankless Muse" no longer, but.... - "Desperate Remedies", Thomas Hardy.
  2. With all that is ordinarily called " good" at her command, she had voluntarily chosen a hard and cheerless life, a career which was largely thankless. - "Comrade Yetta", Albert Edwards.
  3. It is sometimes the case that even parents in old age have had occasion to say with the forsaken King Lear, " How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!" - "The American Woman's Home", Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe.