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  • n  a feeling of dismal cheerlessness

  • But there's little they can do to lift the pall of joylessness that hangs over this film.
  • 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.
  • The apparent joylessness that went into Show Your Bones is blessedly absent from the final product.

  • Friedrich Nietzsche in BBC News
    As Friedrich Nietzsche said "The mother of excess is not joy but joylessness".
  • Jonah Hill in
    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...

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