cheerlessly


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cheer·less

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

cheer′less·ly adv.
cheer′less·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
As the Magpies ended the calendar year by throwing away two points in a 1-1 draw against Watford at Vicarage Road - in a match which had United had led for the best part of an hour - it seemed a cheerlessly fitting way for Newcastle's 2018 to conclude.
Asthe Magpiesended the calendar year by throwing away two points to only draw 1-1 against Watford at Vicarage Road, in a match which had United had led for the best part of an hour, it seemed a cheerlessly fitting way for Newcastle's 2018 to conclude.
At times convincingly sassy and at others cheerlessly tongue-in-cheek, World has prompted some critics to deride it as too-late chill-wave.
cheerlessly upon Daughter," New England the grave." (21: 189) Offering , 108 (186 words) Narrator: "Peace to her ashes!