cheerless

[ cheer-lis ]
/ ˈtʃɪər lɪs /

adjective

without cheer; joyless; gloomy: drab, cheerless surroundings.

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Origin of cheerless

First recorded in 1570–80; cheer + -less

OTHER WORDS FROM cheerless

cheer·less·ly, adverbcheer·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cheerless

cheerless
/ (ˈtʃɪəlɪs) /

adjective

dreary, gloomy, or pessimistic

Derived forms of cheerless

cheerlessly, adverbcheerlessness, noun
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