- without cheer; joyless; gloomy: drab, cheerless surroundings.
Origin of cheerless
Related Words for cheerlessaustere, black, bleak, blue, dark, dejected, depressed, desolate, despondent, disconsolate, dismal, dolorous, drab, dreary, dull, forlorn, funereal, gloomy, grim, jarring
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Historical Examples of cheerless
And after all, it is a cheerless scene, and cheerless are the wanderers in it.Beneath an Umbrella (From "Twice Told Tales")
Nor is it, as has been too often supposed, a cheerless life of toil and fatigue, but has many substantial and endearing charms.
It was, indeed, a cheerless encampment for a cold, windy December night.King Philip
John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
She had done what she could to make the cheerless house less cheerless.
It was a cheerless winter morning when they set out from Shoulthwaite.
- dreary, gloomy, or pessimistic