joyless joyless


  • (adj) not experiencing or inspiring joy


  1. The legal eagles of Scully Pershing are cynical and joyless.
  2. That eventually ushered in the current joyless back-to-phonics movement, with its endless hours of reading-skill drills.
  3. Instructive tragedy, however, interrupts their romantic interlude, warning them that the way of the uppercrust WASP must remain dutiful and joyless.


  • 'Man of Steel': EW movie review

    By Chris Nashawaty Chris Nashawaty on director Zack Snyder's too joyless retelling of Superman story starring Henry Cavill
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Entertainment Weekly


  1. "Sadly, following the demise of the joyless green blob that was 'Tarzan,' 'The Little Mermaid' suggests that on Broadway, the Disney magic touch has gone numb," wrote New York Times critic Ben Brantley, calling the show a "musical blunderbuss."
    on Jan 11, 2008 By: Ben Brantley Source: Reuters Canada

  2. "I spoke to Russell, he told me he was going to fall on his sword," Gallagher said. "Personally, I'm outraged that, yet again, the joyless f*****s who write the columns in the Daily Mail, the Telegraph or the Observer have dictated the...
    on Oct 30, 2008 By: Noel Gallagher Source:

  3. "He brought a taste for happiness and honesty and a love of women to what was, before him, a joyless, lying art," Avedon wrote in a 1963 appreciation. "He did it first, and today the world of what is called fashion is peopled with Munkácsi's...
    on Jan 26, 2007 By: Richard Avedon Source: Newsday

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