OTHER WORDS FOR joyless
Origin of joyless
OTHER WORDS FROM joylessjoy·less·ly, adverbjoy·less·ness, noun
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How to use joyless in a sentence
She’s appalled by the “solitary, joyless rectitude” of another enslaved Trojan who insists on covertly burying Priam and performing funeral rites at the grave.Pat Barker’s ‘The Women of Troy’ continues her brilliant reassessment of the Trojan War|Wendy Smith|August 24, 2021|Washington Post
In response to the latter, a new generation of chefs, most notably David Chang, embraced the “lowbrow,” waxing about Popeyes and Domino’s, insisting anyone who didn’t enjoy it was a joyless snob.
Boston Red Sox historian Gordon Edes called it “the most joyless World Series ever.”This Year's World Series Isn't the First Played During a Pandemic. Here's What Happened to Baseball in 1918|Melissa August|October 23, 2020|Time
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.
Only that strange bird perched, joyless and alone, over the fire, on the pole from which the kettle hung.Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children|Mabel Powers
As this joyless impossibility flitted across my mind, I rounded a bleak sand-dune.In Search of the Unknown|Robert W. Chambers
After many years of joyless life, the blind grandmother had at last found something to make her happy.Heidi|Johanna Spyri
This made the fourth, and the wife of only six months' standing, had a heavy and joyless heart.The White Shield|Myrtle Reed
The seeming loveless weather that hung over the earth and filled the air, was in joyless harmony with his feelings.There and Back|George MacDonald