thankless

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thank·less / ˈ[unvoicedth]angklis/ • adj. (of a job or task) difficult or unpleasant and not likely to bring one pleasure or the appreciation of others. ∎  (of a person) not expressing or feeling gratitude. DERIVATIVES: thank·less·ly adv. thank·less·ness n.