Definition of cheerless in English:

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cheerless

Pronunciation: /ˈtʃɪəlɪs/

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
austere, stark, bare, desolate, comfortless;
miserable, wretched, joyless, unhappy, depressing, disheartening, dispiriting, unwelcoming, uninviting, inhospitable, bland, clinical, institutional, impersonal

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: /ˈtʃɪələsnəs/
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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