[ UK /θˈæŋkləs/ ]
[ US /ˈθæŋkɫəs/ ]
  1. not likely to be rewarded
    grading papers is a thankless task
  2. not feeling or showing gratitude
    How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is / To have a thankless child!
    ungrateful heirs
Linguix Browser extension
Fix your writing
on millions of websites
Get Started For Free Linguix pencil

How To Use thankless In A Sentence

  • He asked me bluntly, ‘Why would you want to leave private life and take on such a difficult, dangerous and probably thankless job?’
  • European Powers is exhausted on Poland, and that neither pity nor shame will induce them to break a thankless neutrality, here; but in the face of all barely probable contingencies, I doubt no more of the ultimate result, than I doubt of the ultimate performance of the justice of God. Border and Bastille
  • People thank you for a thankless job that is at times very unpleasant, to say the least.
  • This is a thankless task. Times, Sunday Times
  • Working in software is often one of the most thankless tasks (.. and I don't work in games). My Latest Crazy Idea: Sexy Developerland
  • The jobs, and many others that could be called thankless, fall to inmates at the Wicomico County Detention Center. Undefined
  • They are a serious labour of love to make, but worth every thankless hardship a poor commis chef must endure. Times, Sunday Times
  • What's the point of talking about paid work giving a parent an ‘opportunity for self-development’ if that work is the anonymous, thankless job of a cleaner or catering assistant?
  • Beware of a presumptuous and thankless person who tends to take advantage of your good nature.
  • Hopefully, the best parts of this game will be imitated and improved upon by future games in the genre, adding real strategy back into a group of games now best known as a thankless grind for bigger and bigger numbers. Verbal Spew
View all
This website uses cookies to make Linguix work for you. By using this site, you agree to our cookie policy