"thankless" = marked by ingratitude?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 14 18:32:31 UTC 2009

Cf. OED def. 1. How can "crimes" be thankless (in the usu. sense)?

2008 Susan Neiman _Moral Clarity_ (Orlando, Fla.: Harcourt) 2: Sodom's
crimes were all the worse for being thankless, for the city was showered
with wealth....Yet blessed with such abundance, the Sodomites only
dread that they might have to share it.

Prof. Neiman has taught at Yale and is director of the Einstein Forum.


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