cheerless

[cheer-lis]
adjective
without cheer; joyless; gloomy: drab, cheerless surroundings.

Origin:
1570–80; cheer + -less

cheerlessly, adverb
cheerlessness, noun
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cheerless (ˈtʃɪəlɪs)
 
adj
dreary, gloomy, or pessimistic
 
'cheerlessly
 
adv
 
'cheerlessness
 
n

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Example sentences
It may get lucky: the upward drift of top people's income may weaken in a
  cheerless recovery.
By this time they have arrived at her home, a cheerless, poor cottage set off
  by itself.
The film will not cheer you up, but there is no denying the expertise with
  which it invites you to join the club of the cheerless.
How many sink into the sordid hut of cheerless poverty.
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