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cheerless

[cheer-lis] /ˈtʃɪər lɪs/
adjective
1.
without cheer; joyless; gloomy:
drab, cheerless surroundings.
Origin of cheerless
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80; cheer + -less
Related forms
cheerlessly, adverb
cheerlessness, noun
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cheerless

/ˈtʃɪəlɪs/
adjective
1.
dreary, gloomy, or pessimistic
Derived Forms
cheerlessly, adverb
cheerlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for cheerless
adj.

"devoid of comfort," 1570s, from cheer (n.) + -less. Related: Cheerlessly; cheerlessness.

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