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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
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.
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.