What does the word joyless mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Joylessly.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Joylessness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Destitute of joy.

Usage examples for joyless

  1. 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 by Georg Ebers
  2. 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 by Georg Ebers
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