cheerless

  • 1Cheerless — Cheer less, a. Without joy, gladness, or comfort. {Cheer less*ly}, adv. {Cheer less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] My cheerful day is turned to cheerless night. Spenser. Syn: Gloomy; sad; comfortless; dispiriting; disconsolate; dejected; melancholy;… …

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  • 2cheerless — index bleak (severely simple), disconsolate, grave (solemn), lugubrious, pessimistic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3cheerless — *dismal, dreary, dispiriting, bleak, desolate Analogous words: discouraging, disheartening, dejecting (see DIS COURAGE) Antonyms: cheerful …

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  • 4cheerless — [adj] depressing, unhappy austere, black, bleak, blue, comfortless, dark, dejected, dejecting, depressed, desolate, despondent, disconsolate, dismal, dispiriting, dolorous, drab, draggy, drearisome, dreary, dull, forlorn, funereal, gloomy, grim,… …

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  • 5cheerless — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ gloomy; depressing. DERIVATIVES cheerlessly adverb cheerlessness noun …

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  • 6cheerless — [chir′lis] adj. not cheerful; dismal; joyless; dreary cheerlessly adv. cheerlessness n …

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  • 7cheerless — cheer|less [ˈtʃıələs US ˈtʃır ] adj cheerless weather, places, or times make you feel sad, bored, or uncomfortable = ↑gloomy ▪ This is a cold, cheerless place. ▪ The day was grey and cheerless. >cheerlessness n [U] …

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  • 8cheerless — [[t]tʃɪ͟ə(r)ləs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Cheerless places or weather are dull and depressing. The kitchen was dank and cheerless. ...a bleak, cheerless dawn with driving rain clouds. Syn: gloomy …

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  • 9cheerless — adjective cheerless weather, places, or times make you feel sad, bored, or uncomfortable: the dark, cheerless rooms upstairs | a grey and cheerless day cheerlessly adverb cheerlessness noun (U) …

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  • 10cheerless — adjective Date: 1579 lacking qualities that cheer ; bleak, joyless < a cheerless room > Synonyms: see dismal • cheerlessly adverb • cheerlessness noun …

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  • 11cheerless — cheerlessly, adv. cheerlessness, n. /chear lis/, adj. without cheer; joyless; gloomy: drab, cheerless surroundings. [1570 80; CHEER + LESS] * * * …

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  • 12cheerless — adjective visitors often remarked that the interior of the castle was more cheerless than they had expected Syn: gloomy, dreary, dull, dismal, bleak, drab, somber, dark, dim, dingy, funereal; austere, stark, bare, comfortless, unwelcoming,&#8230; …

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  • 13cheerless — cheer•less [[t]ˈtʃɪər lɪs[/t]] adj. bereft of cheer; gloomy: cheerless surroundings[/ex] • Etymology: 1570–80 cheer′less•ly, adv. cheer′less•ness, n …

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  • 14cheerless — adjective devoid of cheer; gloomy …

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  • 15cheerless — Synonyms and related words: affecting, afflictive, affording no hope, anguished, anxious, apathetic, bitter, bleak, bored, comfortless, deplorable, depressed, depressing, depressive, despairing, desperate, despondent, discomforting, disconsolate …

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  • 16cheerless — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. See dejection.Ant., cheerful. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. gloomy, sorrowful, bleak; see dismal 1 , sad 1 , 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. gloomy, glum, depressed, dark, black, grim,&#8230; …

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  • 17cheerless — cheer|less [ tʃırləs ] adjective MAINLY LITERARY making you feel sad because of being cold, dark, or unpleasant: GLOOMY …

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  • 18cheerless — cheer·less || tʃɪəlɪs adj. dismal, bleak, gloomy, dreary, depressing …

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  • 19cheerless — adjective gloomy; depressing. Derivatives cheerlessly adverb cheerlessness noun …

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  • 20cheerless — a. Dreary, gloomy, sombre, dark, melancholy, sad, dismal, joyless, spiritless, lugubrious, mournful, despondent, discouraged, low spirited, doleful, woe begone, rueful, disconsolate, forlorn, desolate …

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