cheerless cheerless


  • (adj) causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy



  1. In countless different ways, it has almost always been an unpleasant, disagreeable, cheerless, uneasy and reproachful place; in the end, it can only be described as magnificent.
  2. On Friday afternoon, the sun returned and a cheerless rainbow arced across the skyline.
  3. A bleak present and an uncertain future mean that Zimbabwe's 20th birthday will be a cheerless one.



  1. Every time he raises his head, poor Mr Bayley sees only "a giant, pneumatic, puce-coloured reindeer with white spots suspended from tensioned wires . . . a cheerless, artless, patronising inflatable Bambi of cynical, witless dross".
    on Dec 20, 2009 By: Stephen Bayley Source: Times Online

  2. "The political situation was as cheerless as the weather," said Ian Fleming, played by Martin Jarvis to sound like Martin Amis in a stinking mood.
    on May 26, 2008 By: Ian Fleming Source:

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