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Thankless meaning

thankless - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. Not acknowledging favors; not expressing thankfulness; unthankful; ungrateful.
  2. 2. Not obtaining or deserving thanks; unacceptable; as, a thankless task.
  3. 3. Ungrateful; not gaining or deserving gratitude; as, a thankless task.
  4. 4. Thanklessly.
  5. 5. Thanklessness.
  6. 6. Not thankful; not repaid with thanks.

thankless - examples of usage

  1. For years he watched and waited Along the river side, And vowed that she was fated To be his own fair bride; Full many a night he wooed her Upon her lofty throne, And he hath long pursued her, To make the prize his own; Nor thankless his endeavor, Nor coy the royal maid, But, like true- love's course ever, The banns were long delayed!
  2. I have not succeeded, and shall not succeed in expressing the affection I feel for you, or the triumph with which I find that what I undertook as a distasteful and thankless duty has rescued my life and labor from waste.
  3. " Thou hast chosen a thankless study," answered the other.
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