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synonyms for joyless

  • bleak
  • dejected
  • depressing
  • dismal
  • downcast
  • dreary
  • miserable
  • black
  • blue
  • cheerless
  • depressant
  • depressed
  • dispirited
  • dispiriting
  • doleful
  • down in the mouth
  • dragged
  • droopy
  • gloomy
  • have the blahs
  • heavy
  • low
  • melancholic
  • melancholy
  • mopey
  • mournful
  • sad
  • saddening
  • somber
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antonyms for joyless

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  • bright
  • cheerful
  • elated
  • encouraging
  • glad
  • happy
  • light
  • pleasant
  • delighted
  • joyful
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How to use joyless in a sentence

She’s appalled by the “solitary, joyless rectitude” of another enslaved Trojan who insists on covertly burying Priam and performing funeral rites at the grave.
PAT BARKER’S ‘THE WOMEN OF TROY’ CONTINUES HER BRILLIANT REASSESSMENT OF THE TROJAN WARWENDY SMITHAUGUST 24, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In response to the latter, a new generation of chefs, most notably David Chang, embraced the “lowbrow,” waxing about Popeyes and Domino’s, insisting anyone who didn’t enjoy it was a joyless snob.
FAST FOOD’S RETRO GLOW-UPJAYA SAXENAMARCH 25, 2021EATER
Boston Red Sox historian Gordon Edes called it “the most joyless World Series ever.”
THIS YEAR'S WORLD SERIES ISN'T THE FIRST PLAYED DURING A PANDEMIC. HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED TO BASEBALL IN 1918MELISSA AUGUSTOCTOBER 23, 2020TIME
Only that strange bird perched, joyless and alone, over the fire, on the pole from which the kettle hung.
STORIES THE IROQUOIS TELL THEIR CHILDRENMABEL POWERS
As this joyless impossibility flitted across my mind, I rounded a bleak sand-dune.
IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWNROBERT W. CHAMBERS
After many years of joyless life, the blind grandmother had at last found something to make her happy.
HEIDIJOHANNA SPYRI
This made the fourth, and the wife of only six months' standing, had a heavy and joyless heart.
THE WHITE SHIELDMYRTLE REED
The seeming loveless weather that hung over the earth and filled the air, was in joyless harmony with his feelings.
THERE AND BACKGEORGE MACDONALD
The soul that had seemed rapidly sinking into the joyless dark, was now burning clear as a torch of heaven.
THERE AND BACKGEORGE MACDONALD
A second I will sing to thee, as thou hast to wander joyless on thy ways.
THE ELDER EDDAS OF SAEMUND SIGFUSSON; AND THE YOUNGER EDDAS OF SNORRE STURLESONSAEMUND SIGFUSSON AND SNORRE STURLESON
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WORDS RELATED TO JOYLESS

  • black
  • cheerless
  • comfortless
  • dark
  • discouraging
  • disheartening
  • dismal
  • drear
  • dreary
  • funereal
  • gloomy
  • grim
  • hard
  • harsh
  • hopeless
  • joyless
  • lonely
  • melancholy
  • mournful
  • oppressive
  • sad
  • somber
  • unpromising
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