uncheerful


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uncheerful

(ʌnˈtʃɪəfʊl)
adj
1. (of a person) not cheerful; miserable; gloomy
2. (of speech or expressions) not full of cheer; not expressing cheerfulness
3. not offering cheer; cheerless; gloomy
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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Adj.1.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"
joyless - not experiencing or inspiring joy; "a joyless man"; "a joyless occasion"; "joyless evenings"
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References in classic literature ?
In about half an hour her mother returned, and though her eyes were red, her countenance was not uncheerful.
The walls were papered, the floor was carpeted; the windows were neither less perfect nor more dim than those of the drawing-room below; the furniture, though not of the latest fashion, was handsome and comfortable, and the air of the room altogether far from uncheerful. Her heart instantaneously at ease on this point, she resolved to lose no time in particular examination of anything, as she greatly dreaded disobliging the general by any delay.
Bent on inspiring him with enthusiasm equal to her own, she declined to dampen what sparks he had caught by anything so uncheerful as a cold meal.
When no longer called upon to speak or listen -- either of which operations cost him an evident effort -- his face would briefly subside into its former not uncheerful quietude.
Richard Hunter, head of markets at Interactive Investor, said there was a "long list of reasons to be uncheerful from these numbers".
But there was no reason to be uncheerful. Jenny Sealey's production, a snapshot of life when the Tories regained power in 1979 and left its own particular stamp on British society for the best part of the next two decades, thrives on the smaller space the Everyman offers.