joylessness joylessness

Definition(s):

  • (n) a feeling of dismal cheerlessness

Usage(s):

  1. But there's little they can do to lift the pall of joylessness that hangs over this film.
  2. There is, survivors report, a cold joylessness to the proceedings, something that in its own way is a lot harder to parse than the perverse pleasure of a serial killer.
  3. The apparent joylessness that went into Show Your Bones is blessedly absent from the final product.

Quotes

  1. As Friedrich Nietzsche said "The mother of excess is not joy but joylessness".
    on Jun 21, 2006 By: Friedrich Nietzsche Source: BBC News

  2. "I had this idea about the joylessness of writing comedy," explains Hill. "If you notice, when I'm writing gags in the film, it's almost like I'm solving a math problem. When Seth and I write in real life, it's a fun environment. But I've...
    on Aug 20, 2009 By: Jonah Hill Source: guardian.co.uk

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