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Lacking cheer; depressing.

cheer′less·ly adv.
cheer′less·ness n.
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Adv.1.cheerlessly - in an unhappy manner; "he cheerlessly set out to do the task"
cheerfully - in a cheerful manner; "he cheerfully agreed to do it"
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He, I know--for the question had been discussed among us long before the Time Machine was made--thought but cheerlessly of the Advancement of Mankind, and saw in the growing pile of civilization only a foolish heaping that must inevitably fall back upon and destroy its makers in the end.
At times convincingly sassy and at others cheerlessly tongue-in-cheek, World has prompted some critics to deride it as too-late chill-wave.
The Permanent Period, this would be, that long, stretching-out time when my dreams would have mystery like any ordinary person's; when whatever I do or say, who I marry, how my kids turn out, becomes what the world--if it makes note at all--knows of me, how I'm seen, understood, even how I think of myself before whatever there is that's wild and unassuagable rises and cheerlessly hauls me off to oblivion.
Peter, playing opposite the black guy from "Miami Vice," is a New England sheriff who cheerlessly spreads VD across his debauched domain.
Unforgiving weather continues to punish your herbs, Lent looms cheerlessly on the horizon and not even the prospect of today being pancake day is enough to cheer you up.