cheerless : Definition, Usages, News and More
- a causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
something cheerless about the room
- That means he is a perfect citizen of what we might call Andersonville, that cheerless Southern California tract of warehouses, alleys and unwelcoming apartments whose prisoners .
- The Marcos plundering seems ultimately a cheerless affair, covert though sometimes ostentatious, avaricious though often prodigal.
- About 20 miles northeast of the ski resort of Alta, the Singer clan nursed its cheerless fantasies.
- Stephen Bayley in Times Online
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".
- Ian Fleming in guardian.co.uk
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.