cheerless

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. See dejection.Ant., cheerful.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. gloomy, sorrowful, bleak; see dismal 1 , sad 1 , 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
gloomy, glum, depressed, dark, black, grim, melancholy, funereal, bleak, dismal, dreary, somber, forlorn, despairing.
ANT.: cheerful, sunny, lighthearted
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Tending to cause sadness or low spirits: blue, depressing, dismal, dispiriting, gloomy, joyless, melancholy, sad. See HAPPY. 2. Dark and depressing: black, bleak, blue, dark, desolate, dismal, dreary, gloomy, glum, joyless, somber, tenebrific. See HAPPY, LIGHT.

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  • Cheerless — Cheer less, a. Without joy, gladness, or comfort. {Cheer less*ly}, adv. {Cheer less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] My cheerful day is turned to cheerless night. Spenser. Syn: Gloomy; sad; comfortless; dispiriting; disconsolate; dejected; melancholy;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cheerless — index bleak (severely simple), disconsolate, grave (solemn), lugubrious, pessimistic Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • cheerless — *dismal, dreary, dispiriting, bleak, desolate Analogous words: discouraging, disheartening, dejecting (see DIS COURAGE) Antonyms: cheerful …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • cheerless — [adj] depressing, unhappy austere, black, bleak, blue, comfortless, dark, dejected, dejecting, depressed, desolate, despondent, disconsolate, dismal, dispiriting, dolorous, drab, draggy, drearisome, dreary, dull, forlorn, funereal, gloomy, grim,… …   New thesaurus

  • cheerless — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ gloomy; depressing. DERIVATIVES cheerlessly adverb cheerlessness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • cheerless — [chir′lis] adj. not cheerful; dismal; joyless; dreary cheerlessly adv. cheerlessness n …   English World dictionary

  • cheerless — cheer|less [ˈtʃıələs US ˈtʃır ] adj cheerless weather, places, or times make you feel sad, bored, or uncomfortable = ↑gloomy ▪ This is a cold, cheerless place. ▪ The day was grey and cheerless. >cheerlessness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cheerless — [[t]tʃɪ͟ə(r)ləs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Cheerless places or weather are dull and depressing. The kitchen was dank and cheerless. ...a bleak, cheerless dawn with driving rain clouds. Syn: gloomy …   English dictionary

  • cheerless — adjective cheerless weather, places, or times make you feel sad, bored, or uncomfortable: the dark, cheerless rooms upstairs | a grey and cheerless day cheerlessly adverb cheerlessness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cheerless — adjective Date: 1579 lacking qualities that cheer ; bleak, joyless < a cheerless room > Synonyms: see dismal • cheerlessly adverb • cheerlessness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cheerless — cheerlessly, adv. cheerlessness, n. /chear lis/, adj. without cheer; joyless; gloomy: drab, cheerless surroundings. [1570 80; CHEER + LESS] * * * …   Universalium

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