cheerless

[ cheer-lis ]
/ ˈtʃɪər lɪs /

adjective

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

Origin of cheerless

First recorded in 1570–80; cheer + -less

Related forms

cheer·less·ly, adverbcheer·less·ness, noun
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cheerless

/ (ˈtʃɪəlɪs) /

adjective

dreary, gloomy, or pessimistic

Derived Forms

cheerlessly, adverbcheerlessness, noun
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