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be thankless

  • 1 ingrato

    adj.
    ungrateful, disagreeable, unpleasant, ingrate.
    * * *
    1 (persona) ungrateful
    2 (trabajo, tarea) thankless
    3 (tiempo) unpleasant
    * * *
    ingrato, -a
    1.
    ADJ [persona] ungrateful; [tarea] thankless, unrewarding; [sabor] unpleasant, disagreeable

    ¡ingrato! — you're so ungrateful!

    2.

    ¡eres un ingrato! — you're so ungrateful!

    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    a) ( desagradecido) < persona> ungrateful
    b) (desagradable, difícil) < vida> hard; <trabajo/tarea> unrewarding
    II
    - ta masculino, femenino ungrateful wretch (o swine etc) (colloq), ingrate (liter)
    * * *
    = invidious, thankless, unappreciative, unsavoury [unsavory, -USA], ungrateful.
    Ex. Within the ranks of authorship therefore there are many types of author and it is invidious to claim that one sort is necessarily 'better' than another.
    Ex. This article is entitled ' Thankless tasks': academics and librarians in the novels of Barbara Pym'.
    Ex. Convinced that most Americans were unappreciative and unreachable, they became increasingly autocratic and elitist and made their libraries even less appealing to the common man.
    Ex. Despite the unsavory characters, bawdiness, and amorality in several of his plays, Middleton was more committed to a single theological system than, for example, Shakespeare.
    Ex. For this reason he dubbed man the ' ungrateful biped'.
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    * ser un ingrato = bite + the hand that feeds + Pronombre.
    * * *
    I
    - ta adjetivo
    a) ( desagradecido) < persona> ungrateful
    b) (desagradable, difícil) < vida> hard; <trabajo/tarea> unrewarding
    II
    - ta masculino, femenino ungrateful wretch (o swine etc) (colloq), ingrate (liter)
    * * *
    = invidious, thankless, unappreciative, unsavoury [unsavory, -USA], ungrateful.

    Ex: Within the ranks of authorship therefore there are many types of author and it is invidious to claim that one sort is necessarily 'better' than another.

    Ex: This article is entitled ' Thankless tasks': academics and librarians in the novels of Barbara Pym'.
    Ex: Convinced that most Americans were unappreciative and unreachable, they became increasingly autocratic and elitist and made their libraries even less appealing to the common man.
    Ex: Despite the unsavory characters, bawdiness, and amorality in several of his plays, Middleton was more committed to a single theological system than, for example, Shakespeare.
    Ex: For this reason he dubbed man the ' ungrateful biped'.
    * ser un ingrato = bite + the hand that feeds + Pronombre.

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    ingrato1 -ta
    1 (desagradecido) ‹persona› ungrateful
    ¿cómo puedes ser tan ingrato con ella? how can you be so ungrateful to her?
    2 (desagradable, difícil) ‹vida› hard; ‹trabajo/tarea› thankless, unrewarding
    ingrato2 -ta
    masculine, feminine
    ungrateful wretch ( o swine etc) ( colloq), ingrate ( liter)
    es una ingrata she's so ungrateful, she's an ungrateful devil
    * * *

    ingrato
    ◊ -ta adjetivo



    b) (desagradable, difícil) ‹ vida hard;

    trabajo/tarea unrewarding
    ■ sustantivo masculino, femenino
    ungrateful wretch (o swine etc) (colloq), ingrate (liter)
    ingrato,-a
    I adjetivo
    1 (persona) ungrateful
    2 (objeto, situación) unpleasant
    3 (que no compensa) thankless, unrewarding: tengo un trabajo muy ingrato, I have a very thankless job
    II sustantivo masculino y femenino ungrateful person
    ' ingrato' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    encasquetar
    - ingrata
    English:
    invidious
    - thankless
    - ungrateful
    - disagreeable
    - unappreciative
    * * *
    ingrato, -a
    adj
    1. [persona] ungrateful;
    ser ingrato con alguien to be ungrateful to sb
    2. [trabajo] thankless
    nm,f
    ungrateful person;
    es un ingrato he's so ungrateful
    * * *
    adj persona ungrateful; tarea thankless
    * * *
    ingrato, -ta adj
    1) : ungrateful
    2) : thankless
    ingrato, -ta n
    : ingrate
    * * *
    ingrato adj
    1. (persona) ungrateful
    2. (tarea) thankless

    Spanish-English dictionary > ingrato

  • 2 ser poco agradecido

    (v.) = be thankless
    Ex. This is a task that is largely thankless.
    * * *

    Ex: This is a task that is largely thankless.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ser poco agradecido

  • 3 ser poco reconocido

    (v.) = be thankless
    Ex. This is a task that is largely thankless.
    * * *

    Ex: This is a task that is largely thankless.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ser poco reconocido

См. также в других словарях:

  • Thankless — Thank less, a. 1. Not acknowledging favors; not expressing thankfulness; unthankful; ungrateful. [1913 Webster] That she may feel How sharper than a serpent s tooth it is To have a thankless child! Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Not obtaining or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thankless — [adj1] unappreciated barren, disagreeable, distasteful, fruitless, futile, miserable, not worth it*, ungrateful, unpleasant, unprofitable, unrecognized, unrequited, unreturned, unrewarding, useless, vain, wretched; concepts 538,548 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • thankless — index undesirable, unrequited Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • thankless — likely to not be rewarded with thanks, 1540s, from THANK (Cf. thank) + LESS (Cf. less). Related: Thanklessly …   Etymology dictionary

  • thankless — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a job or task) unpleasant and unlikely to gain the appreciation of others. 2) not showing or feeling gratitude …   English terms dictionary

  • thankless — [thaŋk′lis] adj. 1. not feeling or expressing thanks; ungrateful 2. not producing nor likely to produce thanks; unappreciated thanklessly adv. thanklessness n …   English World dictionary

  • thankless — adjective 1 a thankless job is difficult and you do not get any praise for doing it: a thankless task: Cooking for the family every day is a thankless task. 2 literary a thankless person is not grateful: a thankless child thanklessly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • thankless — thank|less [ˈθæŋkləs] adj [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: thank (noun); THANKS2] 1.) a thankless job is difficult and you do not get any praise for doing it thankless task/job/chore etc ▪ Cooking every day is a thankless task. 2.) literary a thankless… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thankless — thank|less [ θæŋkləs ] adjective 1. ) a thankless activity is unpleasant, and other people are not grateful to you for doing it: a thankless task 2. ) MAINLY LITERARY a thankless person is not grateful: a thankless child …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • thankless — adjective Date: 15th century 1. not likely to obtain thanks ; unappreciated < a thankless task > 2. not expressing or feeling gratitude ; ungrateful < how sharper than a serpent s tooth it is to have a thankless child Shakespeare > • thanklessly… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thankless — thanklessly, adv. thanklessness, n. /thangk lis/, adj. 1. not likely to be appreciated or rewarded; unappreciated: a thankless job. 2. not feeling or expressing gratitude or appreciation; ungrateful: a thankless child. [1530 40; THANK + LESS] Syn …   Universalium

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