cheerless [adj] depressing, unhappy austere, black, bleak, blue, comfortless, dark, dejected, dejecting, depressed, desolate, despondent, disconsolate, dismal, dispiriting, dolorous, drab, draggy, drearisome, dreary, dull, forlorn, funereal, gloomy, grim, in the dumps*, jarring, joyless, melancholy, miserable, mopey, mournful, oppressive, sad, somber, sorrowful, sullen, tenebrific, uncomfortable, wintry, woebegone, woeful; concept 403 —Ant. bright, cheerful, happy, uplifting

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  • Cheerless — Cheer less, a. Without joy, gladness, or comfort. {Cheer less*ly}, adv. {Cheer less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] My cheerful day is turned to cheerless night. Spenser. Syn: Gloomy; sad; comfortless; dispiriting; disconsolate; dejected; melancholy;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cheerless — index bleak (severely simple), disconsolate, grave (solemn), lugubrious, pessimistic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cheerless — *dismal, dreary, dispiriting, bleak, desolate Analogous words: discouraging, disheartening, dejecting (see DIS COURAGE) Antonyms: cheerful …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • cheerless — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ gloomy; depressing. DERIVATIVES cheerlessly adverb cheerlessness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • cheerless — [chir′lis] adj. not cheerful; dismal; joyless; dreary cheerlessly adv. cheerlessness n …   English World dictionary

  • cheerless — cheer|less [ˈtʃıələs US ˈtʃır ] adj cheerless weather, places, or times make you feel sad, bored, or uncomfortable = ↑gloomy ▪ This is a cold, cheerless place. ▪ The day was grey and cheerless. >cheerlessness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cheerless — [[t]tʃɪ͟ə(r)ləs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Cheerless places or weather are dull and depressing. The kitchen was dank and cheerless. ...a bleak, cheerless dawn with driving rain clouds. Syn: gloomy …   English dictionary

  • cheerless — adjective cheerless weather, places, or times make you feel sad, bored, or uncomfortable: the dark, cheerless rooms upstairs | a grey and cheerless day cheerlessly adverb cheerlessness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cheerless — adjective Date: 1579 lacking qualities that cheer ; bleak, joyless < a cheerless room > Synonyms: see dismal • cheerlessly adverb • cheerlessness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cheerless — cheerlessly, adv. cheerlessness, n. /chear lis/, adj. without cheer; joyless; gloomy: drab, cheerless surroundings. [1570 80; CHEER + LESS] * * * …   Universalium

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