What does the word thankless mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Thanklessness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Thanklessly.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Not grateful.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Unthanked or unrequited.

Usage examples for thankless

  1. However, it doesn't matter to me now that I " meditate the thankless Muse" no longer, but.... – Desperate Remedies by 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 by 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 by Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe