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[cheer-lis] /ˈtʃɪər lɪs/

without ; joyless; gloomy:
drab, cheerless surroundings.
dreary, gloomy, or pessimistic

“devoid of comfort,” 1570s, from cheer (n.) + -less. Related: Cheerlessly; cheerlessness.


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