Definition of joyless in English:

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joyless

Pronunciation: /ˈdʒɔɪləs/

adjective

Not giving or feeling any pleasure or satisfaction; grim or dismal: she had to face the thought of a joyless future
More example sentences
  • It's a bit like scratching an unbearable itch: a completely satisfying activity, but joyless at the same time.
  • All the characters lead dismal, joyless lives.
  • This grim, joyless motion picture is anything but fun.
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joylessly

adverb
Example sentences
  • The image of Atta joylessly spooning cold mashed potato into his mouth, taken with everything else we know, strongly suggested a man for whom this world mattered little.
  • Given these constraints, as oppressive as the white tie and collar studs the men joylessly wear, the actors give focused, intelligent performances.
  • Ady's poems became required reading joylessly recited by generations of Hungarian schoolchildren in bombastic voices of patriotism.

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