Antonyms for gayety

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The gayety of a light-hearted maiden is often unmixed with boldness, or crime.

But he must conceal his chagrin, and assume the smile of gayety.

Cleopatra called him, with a note of gayety in her voice, to help her off "the elephant."

True, Miss Merton; but the country is in the height of its gayety too.

Of course I have seen many boys full of life and gayety and music.

Suddenly his gayety had evaporated, and he was conscious of his years.

He felt full of life and gayety, and a challenging mental activity.

Impertinence, gayety, agility, muscle—that was what women loved in men.

Secretly they were enjoying her gayety because it was so pretty.

Yet when his eyes were free to look upon her, his gayety vanished.