cheerless


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cheer·less

 (chîr′lĭs)
adj.
Lacking cheer; depressing.

cheer′less·ly adv.
cheer′less·ness n.

cheerless

(ˈtʃɪəlɪs)
adj
dreary, gloomy, or pessimistic
ˈcheerlessly adv
ˈcheerlessness n

cheer•less

(ˈtʃɪər lɪs)

adj.
bereft of cheer; gloomy: cheerless surroundings.
[1570–80]
cheer′less•ly, adv.
cheer′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cheerless - causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy; "the economic outlook is depressing"; "something cheerless about the room"; "a moody and uncheerful person"; "an uncheerful place"
unhappy - experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent; "unhappy over her departure"; "unhappy with her raise"; "after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence"; "had an unhappy time at school"; "the unhappy (or sad) news"; "he looks so sad"
joyless - not experiencing or inspiring joy; "a joyless man"; "a joyless occasion"; "joyless evenings"

cheerless

cheerless

adjective
1. Tending to cause sadness or low spirits:
Translations
كَئيب، مُنْقَبِضُ الصَّدْر
ponurý
glædesløstrist
gleîisnauîur
hüzün vericikasvetli

cheerless

[ˈtʃɪəlɪs] ADJtriste, sombrío

cheerless

[ˈtʃɪərləs] adjsombre, triste

cheerless

adjfreudlos, trüb; persontrübselig, trübsinnig; prospecttrübe, düster, traurig; scenerygrau

cheerless

[ˈtʃɪəlɪs] adj (atmosphere) → triste; (room, place) → desolato/a

cheer

(tʃiə) noun
1. a shout of approval, encouragement or welcome. Three cheers for the Queen!
2. mood. Be of good cheer.
verb
to give a shout of approval etc (to). The crowd cheered the new champion.
ˈcheerful adjective
full of, or causing, happiness. a cheerful smile; cheerful news.
ˈcheerfully adverb
ˈcheerfulness noun
ˈcheerless adjective
gloomy. a cheerless room.
cheers! interjection
1. used as a toast when drinking.
2. cheerio!.
3. thanks!.
ˈcheery adjective
lively and happy.
ˈcheerily adverb
ˈcheeriness noun
cheer up
to make or become (more cheerful). He cheered up when he saw her; The flowers will cheer her up.
References in classic literature ?
The room looked cheerless and dingy to Edna as she entered.
No less a portion of such homely witchcraft was requisite to reclaim, as it were, Phoebe's waste, cheerless, and dusky chamber, which had been untenanted so long--except by spiders, and mice, and rats, and ghosts--that it was all overgrown with the desolation which watches to obliterate every trace of man's happier hours.
It was a very dubious-looking, nay, a very dark and dismal night, bitingly cold and cheerless.
These invalids looked melancholy enough, limping about on their canes and crutches, and apparently brooding over all sorts of cheerless things.
Content to work from sunrise to sunset to gain a mere subsistence for her children, she lived in their future, not in her own present, as a mother is wont to do when her own lot seems hard and cheerless.
When he was here before, we made the best of it; but there was a good deal of wet, damp, cheerless weather; there always is in February, you know, and we could not do half that we intended.
But these objections had all, with that happy ardour of youth which Marianne and her mother equally shared, been overcome or overlooked; and Elinor, in spite of every occasional doubt of Willoughby's constancy, could not witness the rapture of delightful expectation which filled the whole soul and beamed in the eyes of Marianne, without feeling how blank was her own prospect, how cheerless her own state of mind in the comparison, and how gladly she would engage in the solicitude of Marianne's situation to have the same animating object in view, the same possibility of hope.
A very chill and vault- like air pervaded the stairs and gallery, suggesting cheerless ideas of space and solitude; and I was glad, when finally ushered into my chamber, to find it of small dimensions, and furnished in ordinary, modern style.
You'll not be surprised, Ellen, at my feeling particularly cheerless, seated in worse than solitude on that inhospitable hearth, and remembering that four miles distant lay my delightful home, containing the only people I loved on earth; and there might as well be the Atlantic to part us, instead of those four miles: I could not overpass them
Therefore I resolved to keep myself as much out of their way as I could; and many a wintry hour did I hear the church clock strike, when I was sitting in my cheerless bedroom, wrapped in my little great-coat, poring over a book.
But in reality it had been an eager life, filled with immediate purpose which fenced him in from the wide, cheerless unknown.
Its cheerless hillocks were all but naked of vegetation, for a never very flourishing growth of heather had recently been burnt right down to the unkindly- looking earth, leaving a dwarf black forest of charred sticks very grim to the eye and heart; while the dull surface of a small lifeless-looking lake added the final touch to the Dead-Sea mournfulness of the prospect.