Joyless Joy"less, a. Not having joy; not causing joy; unenjoyable. -- {Joy"less*ly}, adv. -- {Joy"less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

With downcast eyes the joyless victor sat. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Youth and health and war are joyless to him. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

[He] pining for the lass, Is joyless of the grove, and spurns the growing grass. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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