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Definition of the adjective cheerless
What does cheerless mean as an attribute of a noun?
- causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
- example: something cheerless about the room
- synonyms of cheerless: depressing / uncheerful
- similar: blue / dark / dingy / disconsolate / dismal / drab / drear / dreary / gloomy / grim / sorry; melancholy / somber / sombre
- attribute: cheerfulness / sunniness / sunshine / cheer = the quality of being cheerful and dispelling gloom
- see also: unhappy; joyless
Alternative definition of the adjective cheerless
- devoid of cheer; gloomy
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for cheerless
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A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology (1891)
by Richard Soule
Dismal, gloomy, cheerless, dark, dolorous, dolesome. Dole out. Distribute, divide, apportion, allot, assign, share, deal, deal out. Dolesome, a. Dismal, gloomy, cheerless, dark, dolorous. See DOLEFUL. Do-little, *. [U. S.] Idler, sluggard, drone , ...
The Dimwit's Dictionary (2012)
Replace Lazy Writing with Elegant English by Robert Hartwell Fiske
aggrieved; anhedonic; blue; cheerless; dejected; demoralized; depressed; despondent; disconsolate; discouraged; disheartened; dismal; ...
A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...
cold; open; exposed; cheerless; solitary: N. a fresh-water fish, so named from its pale color, and whose scales are used in making artificial pearls. BLEAK' IsH ...
A Dictionary of Similes (1917)
by Frank Jenners Wilstach
cheerless. Cheerless as the grave. — Eliza Cook. Cheery. Cheery as a June day in Georgia. — Anon. Cheery as a sunbeam. — Ibid. As cheery as young day. — Tyrone Power.
by Ernest E. Heimbach
dav Lonely, cheerless (of a house, etc.) lub tsev dav dav li A cheerless house, lonely house with few inhabitants. contr. 'sov.
by Sidney L. Landau
cheerless, somber, sober, pensive. joy n. 1 happiness, delight, gladness, ...
by Louisa Pansegrouw
listless, misty, musing, notional, oneiric, pensive, preoccupied, rapt, refreshing, romantic, shadowy, sleepy, thoughtful, tranquil, unreal, vague, whimsical dreamy musical piece nocturne drear bleak, cheerless, comfortless, depressing, dismal, ...
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A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality. (William Winwood Reade)
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Scrabble value of C3H4E1E1R1L1E1S1S1
The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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