joyless


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joy·less

 (joi′lĭs)
adj.
Cheerless; dismal.

joy′less·ly adv.
joy′less·ness n.

joyless

(ˈdʒɔɪlɪs)
adj
having or producing no joy or pleasure
ˈjoylessly adv
ˈjoylessness n

joy•less

(ˈdʒɔɪ lɪs)

adj.
affording or causing no joy or pleasure.
[1300–50]
joy′less•ly, adv.
joy′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.joyless - not experiencing or inspiring joy; "a joyless man"; "a joyless occasion"; "joyless evenings"
cheerless, depressing, uncheerful - 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"
sorrowful - experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13
joyous - full of or characterized by joy; "felt a joyous abandon"; "joyous laughter"

joyless

adjective unhappy, sad, depressing, miserable, gloomy, dismal, dreary, dejected, dispirited, downcast, down in the dumps (informal), cheerless His work load had become so enormous that life seemed joyless.

joyless

adjective
1. Tending to cause sadness or low spirits:
Translations

joyless

[ˈdʒɔɪlɪs] ADJsin alegría, triste

joyless

[ˈdʒɔɪləs] adj (= cheerless) → triste

joyless

adjfreudlos; person alsogriesgrämig
References in classic literature ?
As a sort of atonement she wrote 'Day after Day,' the story of a dismal and joyless orphan, who dies to the sound of angelic music, faint and farheard, filling the whole chamber.
Simpson, and the Simpson family; their poverty, their joyless life, and their abject need of a banquet lamp to brighten their existence.
As it had grown out of silence, so now it died away; from a culminating shout which had seemed almost in their ears, it drew itself away into the distance, until its failing notes, joyless and mechanical to the last, sank to silence at a measureless remove.
It may not be too much to affirm, on the whole, (the people being then in the first stages of joyless deportment, and the offspring of sires who had known how to be merry, in their day), that they would compare favourably, in point of holiday keeping, with their descendants, even at so long an interval as ourselves.
And now, in joyless age, she felt that some withered partner should request her hand, and all unite, in a dance of death, to the music of the funeral bell.
I prefer always reading what you like best to hear," said Dorothea, who told the simple truth; for what she dreaded was to exert herself in reading or anything else which left him as joyless as ever.
asked Ojo, who was feeling solemn and joyless through thinking upon his uncle's sad fate.
Wardour burst into a hard, joyless, unnatural laugh.
646-662) If ever you turn your misguided heart to trading and with to escape from debt and joyless hunger, I will show you the measures of the loud-roaring sea, though I have no skill in sea-faring nor in ships; for never yet have I sailed by ship over the wide sea, but only to Euboea from Aulis where the Achaeans once stayed through much storm when they had gathered a great host from divine Hellas for Troy, the land of fair women.
Phoebe threw down a whole handful of cents, which he picked up with joyless eagerness, handed them over to the Italian for safekeeping, and immediately recommenced a series of pantomimic petitions for more.
Yet who can speak the simple joy with which some of those poor outcasts, to whom life was a joyless journey to a dark unknown, heard of a compassionate Redeemer and a heavenly home?
Suppose he should be absent spring, summer, and autumn: how joyless sunshine and fine days will seem