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See definition of joylessness on Dictionary.com
  • as indreariness
  • as inunhappiness

synonyms for joylessness

  • blandness
  • boringness
  • colorlessness
  • depression
  • drabness
  • dryness
  • dullness
  • flatness
  • flavorlessness
  • forlornness
  • gloom
  • insipidity
  • insipidness
  • jejuneness
  • lifelessness
  • melancholy
  • sadness
  • vapidity
  • vapidness
  • grief
  • misery
  • sadness
  • woe
  • gloom
  • gloominess
  • heartache
  • melancholy

antonyms for joylessness

MOST RELEVANT
  • cheer
  • encouragement
  • happiness
  • joy
  • cheer
  • delight
  • gladness
  • happiness
  • joy
  • bliss
  • felicity
  • joyfulness
  • joyousness
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How to use joylessness in a sentence

They stood fixed, their baffled hearts looking out of their eyes with a joylessness pitiful to see.
TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLESTHOMAS HARDY
My mother, I believe, used to attribute in part to Fanny's early training her early joylessness.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 18, NO. 109, NOVEMBER, 1866VARIOUS
The poverty, the utter joylessness of her solitary life, precluded the supposition.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 56, NUMBER 350, DECEMBER 1844VARIOUS
A sense of utter joylessness fell on Napier, as for a few minutes longer he kept the pace at Julian's heels.
THE MESSENGERELIZABETH ROBINS
Here in England I have come face to face with destitution; with hunger, labour, sweat, and barren joylessness.
THE WINGS OF ICARUSLAURENCE ALMA TADEMA
One might think so, since asceticism has no joylessness comparable to that of the blasted rou or utter worldling.
IS POLITE SOCIETY POLITE?JULIA WARD HOWE
Never was there such joylessness as in Mr. Hearty's dining-room that morning.
ADVENTURES OF BINDLEHERBERT GEORGE JENKINS
They look like little isles of glare and showing off, and human joylessness, dotting the earth.
THE LOST ART OF READINGGERALD STANLEY LEE
One hour of pure happiness she had indeed enjoyed, but how many days, months, years of joylessness and suffering lay behind her!
THE EMPEROR, COMPLETEGEORG EBERS
From an outer darkness of unhappiness or at least of joylessness, they had all come hither—as I had come.
THE PASSIONATE FRIENDSHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO JOYLESSNESS

  • blandness
  • boringness
  • colorlessness
  • depression
  • drabness
  • dryness
  • dullness
  • flatness
  • flavorlessness
  • forlornness
  • gloom
  • insipidity
  • insipidness
  • jejuneness
  • joylessness
  • lifelessness
  • melancholy
  • sadness
  • vapidity
  • vapidness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.