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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 thank·less /ˈθæŋkləs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Thank·less, a.
 1. Not acknowledging favors; not expressing thankfulness; unthankful; ungrateful.
 That she may feel
 How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is
 To have a thankless child!   --Shak.
 2. Not obtaining or deserving thanks; unacceptable; as, a thankless task.
    To shepherd thankless, but by thieves that love the night allowed.   --Chapman.
 -- Thank*less*ly adv. -- Thank*less*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: not feeling or showing gratitude; "ungrateful heirs"; "How
             sharper than a serpent's tooth it is / To have a
             thankless child!"- Shakespeare [syn: ungrateful, unthankful]
             [ant: grateful]
      2: not likely to be rewarded; "grading papers is a thankless
         task" [syn: unappreciated, ungratifying]