cheerless

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adjective cheer·less \-ləs\

Definition of cheerless

  1. :  lacking qualities that cheer :  bleak, joyless a cheerless room

cheerlessly

adverb

cheerlessness

noun

Examples of cheerless in a Sentence

  1. The room was surprisingly bare and cheerless.

  2. a dank and cheerless castle that was once the site of unspeakable horrors

1575

First Known Use of cheerless

1575

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

CHEERLESS Defined for English Language Learners

cheerless

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adjective

Definition of cheerless for English Language Learners

  • : not causing happiness or warm feelings : bleak or gloomy


CHEERLESS Defined for Kids

cheerless

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adjective cheer·less \ˈchir-ləs\

Definition of cheerless for Students

  1. :  offering no happiness or cheer :  gloomy a cheerless room



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