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cheerless

cheer·less

cheerless

 
pronunciation:
chir lihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: without joy or cheer; gloomy, dreary, or dismal.
a cheerless prospect of dull labor
synonyms:
depressing, dismal, dreary, gloomy, joyless, melancholy, sunless
antonyms:
cheerful, jovial, merry
similar words:
black, bleak, cold, desolate, doleful, drab, forlorn, funereal, grim, miserable, moody, mournful, sad, saturnine, somber, sorry, unhappy, woeful, wretched
derivations: cheerlessly (adv.), cheerlessness (n.)
Word Parts
The word cheerless contains the following part:
-less Middle English adjective-forming suffix that means without
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The suffix -less attaches primarily to monosyllabic English nouns. However, -less is a fully productive suffix, meaning it can be added to any noun to form legitimate new words.
synonyms:
a-1, an-1
antonyms:
-ful1