joyless

[joi-lis]
adjective
1.
without joy or gladness; unhappy: the joyless days of the war.
2.
causing no joy or pleasure.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English joyles. See joy, -less

joylessly, adverb
joylessness, noun


1. sad, cheerless, gloomy, dismal, miserable.


1. joyous.
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joyless (ˈdʒɔɪlɪs)
 
adj
having or producing no joy or pleasure
 
'joylessly
 
adv
 
'joylessness
 
n

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Example sentences
But he's the one creating a vicious, joyless, senseless world.
Of his own free will, he turns from a full-throttle embrace of life to a
  joyless subsistence.
The city's makeover worships two joyless gods: the motor car and faceless power.
Then there began to be quirks, mannerisms, in particular a certain compulsive
  and joyless naughtiness.
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