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joyless

[ joi-lis ]
/ ˈdʒɔɪ lɪs /
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adjective
without joy or gladness; unhappy: the joyless days of the war.
causing no joy or pleasure.
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Origin of joyless

First recorded in 1300–50, joyless is from the Middle English word joyles.See joy, -less

OTHER WORDS FROM joyless

joy·less·ly, adverbjoy·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for joyless

joyless
/ (ˈdʒɔɪlɪs) /

adjective
having or producing no joy or pleasure

Derived forms of joyless

joylessly, adverbjoylessness, noun
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