Definition of thanklessness in US English:

thanklessness

noun

  • See thankless

    • ‘Yet the physical exertions and risks of bodily harm that I incurred in my various summer employments never grated as much as what I considered the thanklessness of my temporary vocations.’
    • ‘I saw my mum's health suffer from stress-related conditions and the thanklessness of the work.’
    • ‘Most umpires recognise the thanklessness of their task and live in the knowledge that they will often be judged by their mistakes rather than successes.’
    • ‘His estimate of the duties of the individual as against the dangers and thanklessness of public life is in its way a true monument of the age.’
    • ‘He describes the thanklessness and insecurity of the job, and the rivalries inside and outside newspaper offices.’