Definition of comfortless in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkəmfərtləs/


1Offering no means of relaxation and pleasure: a comfortless prison
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  • I believed that such wondrous girls walked around Rome with birds on their heads while I suffered the drab and comfortless interior of boarding school for two whole terms.
  • These are bleak, sad stories set in a comfortless world, and the manner of their telling is accordingly plain (but not simple), as though their author has vowed himself to verbal asceticism in pursuit of a hard truth.
  • ‘We have struggled along for too long with inadequate facilities, in a base that was cold and comfortless, built to house farm machinery, not a 21st century mountain rescue team,’ he says.
gloomy, dreary, dismal, bleak, grim, somber;
joyless, cheerless, depressing, disheartening, dispiriting, unwelcoming, uninviting;
austere, spartan, institutional
2Having or offering nothing that serves to ease feelings or grief or distress: it’s difficult to get this comfortless message onto any bestseller list
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  • A comfortless, bleak howl at the brutal aspects of relationships, it is the story of four couples falling in love, and then into infidelity and hate.
  • The religious side didn't offend me - I find it meaningless and comfortless, but it just goes over my head.
  • Probably his most barren and comfortless portrait of modern British life so far, the movie is inflected with necessary moments of light relief in the form of, for example, a sad-but-true depiction of a working men's club karaoke session.

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Syllabification: com·fort·less

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