(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. cheerless, sad (see depression). Ant., joyful.
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. doleful, heavy, dreary; see dismal 1 , sad 2 .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Tending to cause sadness or low spirits: blue, cheerless, depressing, dismal, dispiriting, gloomy, melancholy, sad. See HAPPY. 2. Dark and depressing: black, bleak, blue, cheerless, dark, desolate, dismal, dreary, gloomy, glum, somber, tenebrific. See HAPPY, LIGHT.

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