— cheer·less·ly adverb
— cheer·less·ness noun
Examples of CHEERLESS
- The room was surprisingly bare and cheerless.
- <a dank and cheerless castle that was once the site of unspeakable horrors>
First Known Use of CHEERLESS
Related to CHEERLESS
- black, bleak, gloomy, chill, Cimmerian, cloudy, cold, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, depressive, desolate, dire, disconsolate, dismal, drear, dreary, dreich [chiefly Scottish], elegiac (also elegiacal), forlorn, funereal, glum, godforsaken, gray (also grey), lonely, lonesome, lugubrious, miserable, morbid, morose, murky, plutonian, saturnine, sepulchral, solemn, somber (or sombre), sullen, sunless, tenebrific, tenebrous, wretched
- bright, cheerful, cheering, cheery, comforting, cordial, festive, friendly, gay, heartwarming, sunshiny
See Synonym Discussion at dismal
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