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3 definitions found
 for cheerless
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cheerless \Cheer"less\, a.
     Without joy, gladness, or comfort. -- Cheer"less*ly, adv.
     -- Cheer"less*ness, n.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           My cheerful day is turned to cheerless night.
                                                    --Spenser.
  
     Syn: Gloomy; sad; comfortless; dispiriting; disconsolate;
          dejected; melancholy; forlorn.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cheerless
      adj 1: causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy; "the
             economic outlook is depressing"; "something cheerless
             about the room"; "a moody and uncheerful person"; "an
             uncheerful place" [syn: depressing, cheerless,
             uncheerful] [ant: cheerful]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  89 Moby Thesaurus words for "cheerless":
     affecting, afflictive, affording no hope, anguished, anxious,
     apathetic, bitter, bleak, bored, comfortless, deplorable,
     depressed, depressing, depressive, despairing, desperate,
     despondent, discomforting, disconsolate, discontented, disgusted,
     dismal, dismaying, dispiriting, distressful, distressing,
     dolorific, dolorogenic, dolorous, dreary, forlorn, funereal,
     grievous, grim, hopeless, humorless, in bad humor, in despair,
     infestive, joyless, lamentable, mirthless, miserable, mournful,
     moving, nauseated, nauseous, oppressive, out of humor,
     out of sorts, painful, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pleasureless,
     poignant, prey to malaise, regrettable, repelled, revolted, rueful,
     sad, saddening, sharp, sickened, somber, sore, sorrowful, sorry,
     sorryish, suffering angst, touching, uncheerful, uncheery,
     uncomfortable, uneasy, unfulfilled, ungratified, unhappy,
     unhopeful, unjoyful, unmirthful, unquiet, unsatisfied, unsmiling,
     without hope, woebegone, woeful, wretched
  
  

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