Definition of 'thankless'
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Selling off a chunk of the family silver is a thankless task for a government minister. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Both face an entirely thankless task. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This is a thankless task. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Weather forecasting is often a thankless job. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is unpaid and often thankless and it is also seen as a duty and a virtue. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But it seems that being a patron saint is the most thankless job of all. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Being a politician is often a thankless task. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And the most compelling reason to spend some time as a youngster sampling a few thankless jobs? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Defending historical perspective against the worshippers of now can be thankless work but it has to be done. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It can make thankless tasks exciting. Christianity Today (2000)It can be a thankless task. Times, Sunday Times (2011)What a thankless job they do. The Sun (2014)Besides, nobody likes a thankless job. Blaikie's Guide to Modern Manners (2005)But the thankless work takes its toll on him and he begins to wonder whether it's all worth it. The Sun (2008)We've also come to realise what an unbelievably thankless task it is to maintain the turf on a football pitch. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Trying to squeeze the formula into the confines of a disc is a thankless task, but you get the drift. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Regulators have a thankless task. Times, Sunday Times (2015)So it seems fair to say that where our activity provokes no memories in anyone, seeing it as worthwhile is a thankless task. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He has a thankless task and I wonder how he really feels about being the second choice. Times, Sunday Times (2006)These documentaries are supposed to be uplifting, but it looked like thankless, horrible work. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's a hard job, and often a thankless one. The Sun (2011)Being leader means long, often thankless, hours. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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