Webster 1913 Edition
Not having joy; not causing joy; unenjoyable.–
With downcast eyes the
Youth and health and war are
[He] pining for the lass,
joylessof the grove, and spurns the growing grass.
Webster 1828 Edition
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.