adjective cheer·less \-ləs\

: not causing happiness or warm feelings : bleak or gloomy

Full Definition of CHEERLESS

:  lacking qualities that cheer :  bleak, joyless <a cheerless room>
cheer·less·ly adverb
cheer·less·ness noun

First Known Use of CHEERLESS


Synonym Discussion of CHEERLESS

dismal, dreary, bleak, gloomy, cheerless, desolate mean devoid of cheer or comfort. dismal indicates extreme and utterly depressing gloominess <dismal weather>. dreary, often interchangeable with dismal, emphasizes discouragement resulting from sustained dullness or futility <a dreary job>. bleak suggests chill, dull, and barren characteristics that utterly dishearten <the bleak years of the depression>. gloomy often suggests lack of hope or promise <gloomy war news>. cheerless stresses absence of anything cheering <a drab and cheerless office>. desolate adds an element of utter remoteness or lack of human contact to any already disheartening aspect <a desolate outpost>.

Rhymes with CHEERLESS

CHEERLESS Defined for Kids


adjective cheer·less \ˈchir-ləs\

Definition of CHEERLESS for Kids

:  offering no happiness or cheer :  gloomy <a cheerless room>


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