thankless

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From thank +‎ -less.

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thankless (not comparable)

  1. (of a task) not appreciated or rewarded
    • 2014 November 14, Stephen Halliday, “Scotland 1-0 Republic of Ireland: Maloney the hero”, The Scotsman:
      In a raucous atmosphere, it was an unforgiving and physical contest from the start. Grant Hanley conceded the first free-kick within the opening 20 seconds, setting the tone for a busy and thankless evening for Serbian referee Milorad Mazic.
  2. (of a person) ungrateful or unappreciative

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