1. causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
    something cheerless about the room
    a moody and uncheerful person
    the economic outlook is depressing
    an uncheerful place
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How To Use uncheerful In A Sentence

  • Christmas Day -- the girls 'first Christmas Day without a home and a mother -- passed not uncheerfully. The Palace Beautiful A Story for Girls
  • The speaker of these stunning poems appears heartbroken and haunted yet filled with abrupt passion and resistance to loss -- uncompromising, uncheerful but "acquainted with the night" -- an insomniac's rhapsody. Carol Muske-Dukes: Scattershot Poetry Reviews -- Three Books
  • But, upon last night's caucus results after cheering for Obama in my mind I couldn't help but see millions of less than happy people do a very good updated shocked impression of a scene straight out of Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles when Sheriff Bart was first spotted and rode into a cheering and band-playing town, and then things went into uncheerful and no band-playing mode with some illuminating singular commentary. Is it Racist if it's true?
  • The bill passed; but it was a different matter to enforce it, as many an excise officer reflected, uncheerfully, whilst riding a rail. The Conqueror
  • Wherefore the Wilbur twin each Sabbath morning in the woodshed polished three pairs of shoes, and not uncheerfully. The Wrong Twin
  • an uncheerful place
  • There were commonly no towns near the stations, which were not always uncheerful; sometimes there were flower-beds, unless my memory deceives me. Familiar Spanish Travels
  • Hermia eyed her Dresden chocolate-pot uncheerfully. Madcap
  • Nor was he uncheerful in his cold garret and with his empty stomach, for New Grub Street
  • But Dominic Iglesias made effort to comfort him, speaking not uncheerfully, determining even to fight the fatigue and weakness which, as he could not but own, daily increased on him, if only for the sake of this faithful and simple adherent. The Far Horizon
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