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  • n. The property of being thankless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being thankless; ingratitude.
  • n. Synonyms See grateful.


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  • I began to weary of the small Yankee greed and griping and "thanklessness" which I experienced.


  • Since then I have learned it is one of the greatest and most direct routes to happiness because one thing's for sure: dwelling in its opposite thanklessness certainly isn't going to make you happy, nor will it get you what you want.

    Karen Talavera: The Transformative Heart-Opening Power of Gratitude

  • If, on the other hand, you are not nice to her all year, then that lousy bunch of carnations is little more than a reminder of the putrid thanklessness of her lot.

    Who Needs Valentine's Day? Not Me, My Jonny, or the Toledos

  • I had never been struck at so keenly, for my thanklessness to

    Great Expectations

  • Do you not know that whilst the state does not concern itself with ordinary ingratitude or pass judicial sentence on it; whilst it overlooks the thanklessness of those who fail to make return for kindly treatment, it reserves its pains and penalties for the special case?


  • The same figure would serve just as well to describe the thanklessness of Belief to the Disbelief which has purged and exalted it.


  • December 28th, 2005 at 1: 53 am tulip flowers rose delivery says: mythologies superimposes delimited? permissible thanklessness … Thanks!!!

    Think Progress » Yesterday, Bush Said Confirming NYT Story “Would Compromise Our Ability To Protect The People”

  • The hardest burden which had to be borne by those who exerted themselves at this period was the ingratitude of the poor for whom they worked; — or rather I should say thanklessness.

    Castle Richmond

  • “I am sorry that I should have made no exception to such thanklessness.”

    Phineas Redux

  • Lotta muttered something about the thoughtless thanklessness of young people, and then took herself down-stairs.

    Nina Balatka


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