Definition of Mirthless

1. Adjective. Lacking mirth.

Similar to: Joyless



Definition of Mirthless

1. a. Without mirth.

Definition of Mirthless

1. Adjective. Lacking mirth; devoid of joy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mirthless

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mirthless

mirrorwise
mirrory
mirrour
mirroured
mirrouring
mirrours
mirs
mirtazapine
mirth
mirthful
mirthfull
mirthfuller
mirthfully
mirthfulness
mirthfulnesses
mirthless (current term)
mirthlessly
mirthlessness
mirths
mirtron
mirtrons
mirv
mirved
mirving
mirvs
miry
miryachit
mirza
mirza ghasemi
mirzas

Literary usage of Mirthless

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1. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"Smiling at the trivial air he raised his eyes to the priest's face and, seeing in it a mirthless reflection of the sunken day, detached his hand slowly ..."

2. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"As he descended the steps the impression which effaced his troubled self communion was that of a mirthless mask reflecting a sunken day from the threshold ..."

3. A Select Collection of Old Plays: In Twelve Volumes by Robert Dodsley, Isaac Reed, Octavius Gilchrist, John Payne Collier (1825)
"... where sins do mask unseen : You that amongst the darksome mansions Of pining ghosts, twixt sighs, and sobs, and. tears, ii Do exercise you mirthless ..."

4. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1897)
"She stopped in her sweep of scorn, and her mocking hands fell to her side as the mirthless laugh ended before it was finished, and her eyes drooped again ..."

5. Longman's Magazine by Charles James Longman (1890)
"He laughed; a curious, mirthless laugh. It was like adding fuel to the name. ' Do you know what you have done ? You have endeavoured to put a brand of shame ..."

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