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>

1579

First Known Use of cheerless

1579

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 cheer·less \-ləs\

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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