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Meaning of JOYLESS

Pronunciation:  'joylis

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  not experiencing or inspiring joy; "a joyless man"; "a joyless occasion"; "joyless evenings"

JOYLESS is a 7 letter word that starts with J.


 Synonyms: funereal, mirthless, sepulchral, unamused, unsmiling
 Antonyms: joyous
 See Also: cheerless, sorrowful, uncheerful, unhappy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Joy"less\, a.
Not having joy; not causing joy; unenjoyable. --
{Joy"less*ly}, adv. -- {Joy"less*ness}, n.

      With downcast eyes the joyless victor sat. --Dryden.

      Youth and health and war are joyless to him. --Addison.

      [He] pining for the lass, Is joyless of the grove, and
      spurns the growing grass.                --Dryden.

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