adjective cheer·less \-ləs\

: not causing happiness or warm feelings : bleak or gloomy

Full Definition of CHEERLESS

:  lacking qualities that cheer :  bleak, joyless <a cheerless room>
cheer·less·ly adverb
cheer·less·ness noun

Examples of CHEERLESS

  1. The room was surprisingly bare and cheerless.
  2. <a dank and cheerless castle that was once the site of unspeakable horrors>

First Known Use of CHEERLESS


Synonym Discussion of CHEERLESS

dismal, dreary, bleak, gloomy, cheerless, desolate mean devoid of cheer or comfort. dismal indicates extreme and utterly depressing gloominess <dismal weather>. dreary, often interchangeable with dismal, emphasizes discouragement resulting from sustained dullness or futility <a dreary job>. bleak suggests chill, dull, and barren characteristics that utterly dishearten <the bleak years of the depression>. gloomy often suggests lack of hope or promise <gloomy war news>. cheerless stresses absence of anything cheering <a drab and cheerless office>. desolate adds an element of utter remoteness or lack of human contact to any already disheartening aspect <a desolate outpost>.

Rhymes with CHEERLESS

CHEERLESS Defined for Kids


adjective cheer·less \ˈchir-ləs\

Definition of CHEERLESS for Kids

:  offering no happiness or cheer :  gloomy <a cheerless room>


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