Definition of Cheerlessly

1. Adverb. In an unhappy manner. "He cheerlessly set out to do the task"

Antonyms: Cheerfully



Definition of Cheerlessly

1. Adverb. In a cheerless manner. ¹

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Definition of Cheerlessly

1. [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cheerlessly

cheering
cheeringly
cheerio
cheerios
cheerishness
cheerlead
cheerleaded
cheerleader
cheerleaderish
cheerleaderlike
cheerleaders
cheerleading
cheerleads
cheerled
cheerless
cheerlessly (current term)
cheerlessness
cheerlessnesses
cheerly
cheero
cheeros
cheers
cheery
cheery-bye
cheesable
cheese
cheese-eating surrender monkeys
cheese and rice
cheese box
cheese crisp

Literary usage of Cheerlessly

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Mexico as it was and as it is by Brantz Mayer (1847)
"Cold, gray, cheerlessly, the day broke; and as cold and cheerlessly did we assemble in the kitchen to take our chocolate. ..."

2. The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy (1917)
""Very likely," said he cheerlessly. "You did not know the measure you were going to mete me, and therefore did not know the measure that would be returned ..."

3. Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace (1881)
"The loneliness of his situation, the night, the uncertainty cloaking the object of his coming, all affected him cheerlessly. With feelings sinking lower and ..."

4. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1913)
"... was to be dug out of the mountain, and their task taking the nature of devotion, the partners went about it gravely but not. cheerlessly. ..."

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