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thankless

adjective uk   /ˈθæŋk.ləs/ us  
A thankless job is difficult or unpleasant, and people do not thank you for it: Keeping the children's rooms tidy is a thankless task/job.
Translations of “thankless”
in Chinese (Traditional) 吃力不討好的, 徒勞無功的…
in Russian неблагодарный…
in Turkish iyilik bilmez, nankör, değeri bilinmeyen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 出力不讨好的, 徒劳无功的…
in Polish niewdzięczny…
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