[ UK /d‍ʒˈɔ‍ɪləs/ ]
  1. not experiencing or inspiring joy
    joyless evenings
    a joyless man
    a joyless occasion
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How To Use joyless In A Sentence

  • I don't know what kind of joyless asshat you have to be to dump on something that was significant to someone else, but after spelunking through comic book forums the last year or two, I'm starting to get the picture... Why review comics? or, the Fight Club syndrome | Comics Should Be Good! @ Comic Book Resources
  • It may have been a joyless campaign but the national debate has been intense.
  • The film centers on Clemente Bruno Odar, a moneylender with strict rules and what appears to be a joyless and solitary existence. Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: Octubre
  • This made her a great role model, joyful rather than joyless because she was doing what she wanted. Times, Sunday Times
  • Then Mr. Mill's life as disclosed to us in these pages has been called joyless, by that sect of religious partisans whose peculiarity is to mistake boisterousness for unction. Critical Miscellanies, Vol. 3 (of 3) Essay 2: The Death of Mr Mill - Essay 3: Mr Mill's Autobiography
  • None of it connects with anything beyond this joyless carnival.
  • 7 For in his lustless limbs, through evil guise, lustless > {Listless; joyless, lacking pleasure or delight} guise > mode of life The Faerie Queene — Volume 01
  • Elsewhere on the crowded network, surging passenger numbers and the creaking Victorian engineering make commuting a joyless experience for millions. Times, Sunday Times
  • Investors concerned by evidence of what is being called a joyless recovery. CNN Transcript Jan 29, 2004
  • Opening with a full bosomed woman, Grace Tranfield (Rachel Botchan) in a compromising position with a known philanderer Leonard Charteris (Bradford Cover) on a divan, this comedy replete with Shavian tropes on such forward thinking subjects as the sexes, the coy pleasures of friendship vs. marriage, the virtues and joylessness of vegetarianism, the dialogue could have been lifted from the pages of a lifestyle magazine. Regina Weinreich: Titillation and Tantrums: Shaw's Philanderer at the Pearl Theater
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