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Meaning of JOYLESS

Pronunciation:  'joylis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  not experiencing or inspiring joy; "a joyless man"; "a joyless occasion"; "joyless evenings"
 

JOYLESS is a 7 letter word that starts with J.

 

 Synonyms: funereal, mirthless, sepulchral, unamused, unsmiling
 
 Antonyms: joyous
 
 See Also: cheerless, sorrowful, uncheerful, unhappy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Joy"less\, a.
Not having joy; not causing joy; unenjoyable. --
{Joy"less*ly}, adv. -- {Joy"less*ness}, n.

      With downcast eyes the joyless victor sat. --Dryden.

      Youth and health and war are joyless to him. --Addison.

      [He] pining for the lass, Is joyless of the grove, and
      spurns the growing grass.                --Dryden.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: affecting, afflictive, anguished, anxious, austere, bitter, black, bleak, bored, cheerless, comfortless, crestfallen, dejected, deplorable, depressant, depressed, depressing, depressive, desolate, despondent, discomforting, disconsolate, discontented, disgusted, disheartened, disheartening, dismal, dismaying, dispirited, dispiriting, distressful, distressing, doleful, dolorific, dolorogenic, dolorous, down, downcast, downhearted, dreary, gloomy, grief-stricken, grievous, grim, heartsick, humorless, in bad humor, inconsolable, infestive, inhospitable, lamentable, lugubrious, melancholic, melancholy, mirthless, miserable, morose, mournful, moving, nauseated, nauseous, oppressive, out of humor, out of sorts, painful, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pleasureless, poignant, prey to malaise, regrettable, repelled, revolted, rueful, sad, saddened, saddening, severe, sharp, sickened, somber, sore, sorrowful, sorry, sorryish, suffering angst, touching, triste, uncheerful, uncheery, uncomfortable, uneasy, unfulfilled, ungratified, unhappy, unjoyful, unmirthful, unquiet, unsatisfied, unsmiling, woebegone, woeful, wretched
 

 

 

 

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