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1. thankless

adjective. ['ˈθæŋkləs'] not likely to be rewarded.

Synonyms

  • ungratifying
  • unrewarding

Antonyms

  • appreciative
  • thankful
  • bountied

Etymology

  • -less (English)
  • -leas (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • thank (English)
  • þanc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Thankless

  • accomplice
  • aeschelus
  • ageless
  • aimless
  • airless
  • alice
  • anschluss
  • argyropoulos
  • bacillus
  • backless
  • baseless
  • blameless
  • bloodless
  • bolus
  • boneless
  • borealis
  • bottomless
  • boundless
  • bowlus
  • breathless

Example sentences of the word thankless


1. Adjective
The world of work can be a thankless place.

2. Noun, singular or mass
The job has a well-deserved reputation for being thankless, problematic, complicated, and time-consuming.

Quotes containing the word thankless


1. I have no ambition to govern men; it is a painful and thankless office.
- Thomas Jefferson

2. thankless

adjective. ['ˈθæŋkləs'] not feeling or showing gratitude.

Synonyms

  • ungrateful
  • unappreciative

Antonyms

  • pleasant
  • acknowledged
  • glad

Etymology

  • -less (English)
  • -leas (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • thank (English)
  • þanc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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