mirthless
adjective see mirth

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  • Mirthless — Mirth less, a. Without mirth. {Mirth less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mirthless — [mʉrth′lis] adj. without mirth; humorless; sad; melancholy mirthlessly adv. mirthlessness n. * * * mirth·less (mûrthʹlĭs) adj. Devoid of gladness and gaiety.   mirthʹless·ly adv. mirthʹless·ness n. * * * …   Universalium

  • mirthless — index solemn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • mirthless — (adj.) late 14c., from MIRTH (Cf. mirth) + LESS (Cf. less). Related: Mirthlessly …   Etymology dictionary

  • mirthless — [mʉrth′lis] adj. without mirth; humorless; sad; melancholy mirthlessly adv. mirthlessness n …   English World dictionary

  • mirthless — mirth|less [ˈmə:θləs US ˈmə:rθ ] adj literary mirthless laughter or a mirthless smile does not seem to be caused by real amusement or happiness ▪ Now it s your turn, he said with a mirthless grin. >mirthlessly adv ▪ He smiled mirthlessly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • mirthless — adjective literary mirthless laughter or a mirthless smile does not seem to be caused by real amusement or happiness: Now it s your turn, he said with a mirthless grin. mirthlessly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mirthless — [[t]mɜ͟ː(r)θləs[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n If someone gives a mirthless laugh or smile, it is obvious that they are not really amused. [WRITTEN] He permitted himself a small mirthless smile …   English dictionary

  • mirthless — adjective Lacking mirth; devoid of joy. The laughter of man is more terrible than his tears, and takes more forms: hollow, heartless, mirthless, maniacal... ndash; James Thurber …   Wiktionary

  • mirthless — adj. Mirthless is used with these nouns: ↑laugh, ↑smile …   Collocations dictionary

  • mirthless — mirth|less [ mɜrθləs ] adjective MAINLY LITERARY a mirthless smile or laugh expresses feelings such as anger or sadness ╾ mirth|less|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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