Definitions

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  • adv. In an unthankful way; ungratefully.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an unthankful or ungrateful manner; without thanks; ungratefully.

Etymologies

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unthankful +‎ -ly

Examples

  • ‘Mrs Dombey,’ said he, ‘it may not be inconsistent with my daughter’s improvement to know how very much to be lamented, and how necessary to be corrected, a stubborn disposition is, especially when it is indulged in — unthankfully indulged in, I will add — after the gratification of ambition and interest.

    Dombey and Son

  • She took it, and cast her eye over it, in such a careless way, as made it evident, that she had read it before: and then unthankfully tossed it into the window-seat before her.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I also have the other two, thankfully more minor but unthankfully quite visible, fillings that have to be replaced.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • England know this day, that we lie unthankfully under as full a dispensation of mercy and grace as ever nation in the world enjoyed, and that without a lively acknowledgment thereof, with our own unworthiness of it, we shall one day know what it is (being taught with briers and thorns) to undervalue the glorious gospel of the Lord Jesus.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Let there not be such a heart in us as to deal so unthankfully with our God.

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

  • Ann subsided into one of the chairs not unthankfully.

    The Vision of Desire

  • "I must be thankful for small mercies, I suppose," said he, unthankfully.

    Mates at Billabong

  • He never made a creature necessarily useless, nor gave a life which it was not sin on the creature's part to hold unthankfully and throw back as a poor gift.

    The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • Should you favor his scheme, it may be very unthankfully received by you that I thus speak; but let others mistrust as they may, I am unwilling to suppose you would unite with a party spirit which, if persisted in, will certainly make havoc, division, etc.

    Beams of Light on Early Methodism in America. Chiefly Drawn from the Diary, Letters, Manuscripts, Documents, and Original Tracts of the Rev. Ezekiel Cooper.

  • Life here, and this present, have been depreciated unduly, untruly, and unthankfully.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture St. Luke

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