Thanklessness
Thankless Thank"less, a. 1. Not acknowledging favors; not expressing thankfulness; unthankful; ungrateful. [1913 Webster]

That she may feel How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is To have a thankless child! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Not obtaining or deserving thanks; unacceptable; as, a thankless task. [1913 Webster]

To shepherd thankless, but by thieves that love the night allowed. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] -- {Thank"less*ly}, adv. -- {Thank"less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • thanklessness — index ingratitude Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • thanklessness — noun see thankless …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thanklessness — See thanklessly. * * * …   Universalium

  • thanklessness — noun The property of being thankless …   Wiktionary

  • thanklessness — thank·less·ness || θæŋklɪsnɪs n. ungratefulness, unappreciativeness; lack of appreciation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thanklessness — thank·less·ness …   English syllables

  • thanklessness — noun see thankless …   Useful english dictionary

  • thankless — adjective Date: 15th century 1. not likely to obtain thanks ; unappreciated < a thankless task > 2. not expressing or feeling gratitude ; ungrateful < how sharper than a serpent s tooth it is to have a thankless child Shakespeare > • thanklessly… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thankless — thanklessly, adv. thanklessness, n. /thangk lis/, adj. 1. not likely to be appreciated or rewarded; unappreciated: a thankless job. 2. not feeling or expressing gratitude or appreciation; ungrateful: a thankless child. [1530 40; THANK + LESS] Syn …   Universalium

  • ingratitude — noun A lack or absence of gratitude; thanklessness. Ant: gratitude See Also: ungrateful …   Wiktionary

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