Definition of cheerless in English:

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cheerless

Pronunciation: /ˈCHirləs/

adjective

Gloomy; depressing: the corridors were ill-lit and cheerless
More example sentences
  • Despite meagre attempts to beautify the grounds with flowers and shrubs, there was no denying that this was a grim and cheerless place.
  • It looks oddly bleak and cheerless - and if you look carefully you can see that where the water splashes down, it has frozen into a mound of ice.
  • Traders and residents are being warned the city will be drab and cheerless if funds are not found to pay for proper illuminations.
Synonyms
miserable, wretched, joyless, depressing, disheartening, dispiriting

Derivatives

cheerlessly

adverb
Example sentences
  • Notable and new, to me at least, was the spectacle of matronly gents dressing up as their mothers, aunties and schoolmarms in dowdy conservative outfits, cheerlessly dispensing disapproval over all.
  • Herman smiled cheerlessly, ‘and it's just beginning too.’
  • He regarded the entire game cheerlessly.

cheerlessness

Pronunciation: /ˈCHirləsnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • It was a strange combination of weather and location - something as pretty as snow, falling on the sleaze and cheerlessness of Kings Cross.
  • It echoed the pervasive cheerlessness of the late 1980s.
  • She could see the lush green lawn, and a tall willow tree at one corner, but the gray sky and drizzling rain added the cheerlessness in her mood.
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