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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.