The man was like a dark cloud—rather like having a joyless loan officer run the country.
The quintessentially American lesson he learns is never to be joyless.
What does the grim, joyless Pit say about our political values?
I mean, what kind of joyless world are we leaving for our children?
The traffic was as light as if it were some joyless holiday.
All his anxiety was now directed to the preservation of his joyless life.
"No," she said, slowly, joyless resignation mingling with pride in her voice.
But he carried a heavy heart around with him, and his few smiles were joyless things.
Bertha had never mingled with a gay crowd in so joyless a mood.
Funeral honors; perhaps also rest; perhaps a shadowy life—artless, joyless, loveless.