joyless

Part of speech: adverb

Joylessly.

Part of speech: noun

Joylessness.

Part of speech: adjective

Destitute of joy.

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Usage examples "joyless":

  1. Alley, so you are come to your senses," said he, with a kind of joyless grin. - "Ernest Maltravers, Complete", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
  2. He knew Melissa's sober, thoughtful nature, and the retired, joyless life she led with her surly old father. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  3. If power was the word, he scarcely understood how to use it aright, for wholly absorbed in himself, he led a joyless life of dissatisfied longing and gloomy reverie. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.