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Definitions and Synonyms of cheerless | Another word for cheerless | What is cheerless?

Definition 1: causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where cheerless or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the economic outlook is depressing
  • something cheerless about the room
  • a moody and uncheerful person
  • an uncheerful place

Synonyms for cheerless in the sense of this definition

(cheerless is similar to ...) causing dejection

"a blue day" "the dark days of the war" "a week of rainy depressing weather" "a disconsolate winter landscape" "the first dismal dispiriting days of November" "a dark gloomy day" "grim rainy weather"

(cheerless is similar to ...) grave or even gloomy in character

"solemn and mournful music" "a suit of somber black" "a somber mood"

(means also ...) experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent

"unhappy over her departure" "unhappy with her raise" "after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence" "had an unhappy time at school" "the unhappy (or sad) news" "he looks so sad"

(means also ...) not experiencing or inspiring joy

"a joyless man" "a joyless occasion" "joyless evenings"

(... are attributes of cheerless) the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom

"flowers added a note of cheerfulness to the drab room"

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