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mirthless Syllabification: mirth·less
Pronunciation: /ˈmərTHləs/

Definition of mirthless in English:


(Of a smile or laugh) lacking real amusement and typically expressing irony: he gave a short, mirthless laugh
More example sentences
  • She doesn't need to articulate as much, her hooting, strangely mirthless laugh says it for her.
  • ‘No,’ he said again, a mirthless smile forming on his lips.
  • I gave a mirthless laugh - of course, Jay and I hardly acknowledged each other as friends so perhaps I was being too melodramatic over this.


Example sentences
  • ‘Yeah, uh…’ she trailed off then laughed mirthlessly as there was nothing funny about the situation.
  • ‘I'll go mum,’ Melanie said, poking mirthlessly at her pancake imagining it was Neli's head.
  • He glances down, smiles mirthlessly, and switches the picture from his right hand to his left.
Example sentences
  • Desperation and mirthlessness are possibly the two most unattractive qualities in a person and, as this album proves, in music.
  • Must be hard to see right in front of you proof positive of the mirthlessness of your future…
  • There is an upside to all of this dreary, mean-spirited mirthlessness, though.
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