- 1Offering no means of relaxation and pleasure: a comfortless prisonMore example sentences
gloomy, dreary, dull, dismal, bleak, drab, grim, sombre, dark, dim, dingy, funereal; miserable, wretched, joyless, cheerless, unhappy, depressing, disheartening, dispiriting, unwelcoming, uninviting, inhospitable; austere, severe, stark, bare, spartan, desolate; clinical, institutional, impersonal
- 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.
- 2Having or offering nothing that serves to ease feelings or grief or distress: he had left her comfortlessMore example sentences
miserable, broken-hearted, heartbroken, unhappy, sad, grief-stricken, grieving, sorrowful, sorrowing, mourning, anguished, distressed, desolate, devastated, despairing, inconsolable, disconsolate, downcast, down, downhearted, dejected, crestfallen, cheerless, depressed, melancholy, morose, gloomy, glum, mournful, doleful, dismal, forlorn, woeful, woebegone, abject, low-spirited, long-faced• literary dolorous• archaic chap-fallen
- 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.