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Webster 1913 Edition


Joyless

Joy′less

,
Adj.
Not having joy; not causing joy; unenjoyable.
Joy′less-ly
,
adv.
Joy′less-ness
,
Noun.
With downcast eyes the
joyless
victor sat.
Dryden.
Youth and health and war are
joyless
to him.
Addison.
[He] pining for the lass,
Is
joyless
of the grove, and spurns the growing grass.
Dryden.

Webster 1828 Edition


Joyless

JOY'LESS

,
Adj.
Destitute of joy; wanting joy.
With downcast eyes the joyless victor sat.
Rarely followed by of; as joyless of the grove.
1.
Giving no joy or pleasure.
A joyless, dismal, black and sorrowful issue.

Definition 2022


joyless

joyless

English

Adjective

joyless (comparative more joyless, superlative most joyless)

  1. without joy; unhappy, sad
    Without Joy, my life is joyless!

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  • See also Wikisaurus:unhappy
  • See also Wikisaurus:cheerless