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cheerlessness

[ cheer-lis ]SEE DEFINITION OF cheerlessness

Synonyms for cheerlessness

  • anguish
  • grief
  • heartache
  • heartbreak
  • hopelessness
  • melancholy
  • misery
  • mourning
  • poignancy
  • sorrow
  • blahs
  • bleakness
  • bummer
  • dejection
  • despondency
  • disconsolateness
  • dispiritedness
  • distress
  • dolefulness
  • dolor
  • downer
  • dysphoria
  • forlornness
  • funk
  • gloominess
  • letdown
  • listlessness
  • moodiness
  • mopes
  • mournfulness
  • sorrowfulness
  • tribulation
  • woe
  • blue devils
  • blue funk
  • broken heart
  • dismals
  • downcastness
  • grieving
  • heavy heart
  • the blues
  • the dumps
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Antonyms for cheerlessness

  • cheer
  • delight
  • happiness
  • joy
  • advantage
  • benefit
  • comfort
  • gladness
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CHEERLESSNESS

Everywhere you felt the cheerlessness of a house which is not lived in.

Where sickness is, there, too, must be cheerlessness and fear.

The cheerlessness of it Loftus hated, as all New Yorkers do.

Such a companion for herself in the periods of anxiety and cheerlessness before her!

He forgot the cheerlessness which he was about to face, the lonely night before him.

They looked in at the open door and snorted at the cheerlessness of the place.

The house a scene of confusion, misrule, cheerlessness, and dirt.

There was such a quiet, conclusive acceptance of cheerlessness in the monosyllable.

My feeling of cheerlessness was not dispelled even by the warmth and comfort of the little inn.

There was a general air of cheerlessness and discomfort, but at any rate it was larger than the stateroom on the River Belle.

WORD ORIGIN

"devoid of comfort," 1570s, from cheer (n.) + -less. Related: Cheerlessly; cheerlessness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CHEERLESSNESS

depression

nounlow spirits; despair
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