Antonyms for more joyful

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"Heidi, your song was lovely," he said with a more joyful voice.

Indeed, after the very first, it had been more joyful than sorrowful.

The children, on the other hand, had never been more joyful and more merry.

I think that he was all the more joyful because he had been so humiliated and afraid.

The creature could not have been more joyful in the skies than we were on the greensward.

It was not possible for a recognition to be more joyful than this.

His expression was less serene than of yore, but pithier as well as more joyful.

In this time the queen was delivered of a son, at which King Etzel could not have been more joyful.

There are more joyful spots, you know, to spend one's leisure hours in than Mrs Tice's first-floor-front.

And never, from among the steam, have I heard a more joyful trio of soup-swilkering.