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joylessness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Joyless  \Joy"less\,  a. 
  Not  having  joy;  not  causing  joy;  unenjoyable  -- 
  {Joy"less*ly},  adv  --  {Joy"less*ness},  n. 
 
  With  downcast  eyes  the  joyless  victor  sat.  --Dryden. 
 
  Youth  and  health  and  war  are  joyless  to  him  --Addison. 
 
  [He]  pining  for  the  lass,  Is  joyless  of  the  grove,  and 
  spurns  the  growing  grass.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  joylessness 
  n  :  a  feeling  of  dismal  cheerlessness 




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