Definition of Joylessly

1. Adverb. In a joyless manner; without joy. "She greeted her guests joylessly"

Antonyms: Joyfully
Partainyms: Joyless



Definition of Joylessly

1. Adverb. In a joyless manner. ¹

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Definition of Joylessly

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Joylessly

joyance
joyances
joyancy
joyed
joyful
joyfull
joyfuller
joyfullest
joyfully
joyfulness
joyfulnesses
joygasm
joygasms
joying
joyless
joylessly (current term)
joylessness
joylessnesses
joyne
joyned
joyning
joyous
joyously
joyousness
joyousnesses
joypad
joypads
joypop
joypopped
joypopper

Literary usage of Joylessly

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1. Latin Literature by John William Mackail (1895)
"... has run through and joylessly perished, why dost thou not retire like a banqueter filled with life, and calmly, O fool, take thy peaceful sleep? ..."

2. The Virginian: A Horseman of the Plains by Owen Wister (1904)
"said he. "Breakfast," said Scipio, crossly. And no more of them addressed us. I heard them joylessly mention Wall Street to each other, and Saratoga; ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1909)
"Their faces have for the most part an expression of sullen discontent, they move about silently and joylessly, rebels in heart to the restrictive code on ..."

4. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"... for every night I go to sleep hoping never again to wake, and every morning only brings back the torment of the day before. Thus joylessly and ..."

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