Origin of joyless
SYNONYMS FOR joyless
Related formsjoy·less·ly, adverbjoy·less·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for joyless
I mean, what kind of joyless world are we leaving for our children?
If married life is as boring and joyless as this document, I am glad I am celibate.
The quintessentially American lesson he learns is never to be joyless.
The traffic was as light as if it were some joyless holiday.Hurricane Sandy Victim Jacob Vogelman’s Mother Remembers His Life|Michael Daly|November 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The man was like a dark cloud—rather like having a joyless loan officer run the country.
It must not be supposed that young Willard's home was gloomy and joyless, because it was presided over by a religious woman.Sword and Pen|John Algernon Owens
Poggibonsi was revealed to her as they sang—a joyless, straggling place, full of people who pretended.Where Angels Fear to Tread|E. M. Forster
Is Baddenskey, who sits wearily at his loom down there in joyless Spitalfields, a descendant?A July Holiday in Saxony, Bohemia, and Silesia|Walter White
Perhaps envy, more than virtue, will put me upon setting up beacons for them, when I grow old and joyless.Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson
In the palpable and griping winter, death itself seemed to wind around him its skeleton and joyless arms.Ernest Maltravers, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton