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A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.
William Winwood Reade

Meaning of "cheerless" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CHEERLESS

cheerless  [ˈtʃɪəlɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHEERLESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cheerless is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CHEERLESS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of cheerless in the English dictionary

The definition of cheerless in the dictionary is dreary, gloomy, or pessimistic.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHEERLESS


acropolis
əˈkrɒpəlɪs
Annapolis
əˈnæpəlɪs
careless
ˈkɛəlɪs
desireless
dɪˈzaɪəlɪs
fireless
ˈfaɪəlɪs
gearless
ˈɡɪəlɪs
hairless
ˈhɛəlɪs
idealess
aɪˈdɪəlɪs
Indianapolis
ˌɪndɪəˈnæpəlɪs
ireless
ˈaɪəlɪs
metropolis
mɪˈtrɒpəlɪs
Minneapolis
ˌmɪnɪˈæpəlɪs
paperless
ˈpeɪpəlɪs
peerless
ˈpɪəlɪs
powerless
ˈpaʊəlɪs
sphereless
ˈsfɪəlɪs
spireless
ˈspaɪəlɪs
tearless
ˈtɪəlɪs
tireless
ˈtaɪəlɪs
wireless
ˈwaɪəlɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHEERLESS

cheer
cheerer
cheerful
cheerfully
cheerfulness
cheerier
cheeriest
cheerily
cheeriness
cheering
cheeringly
cheerio
cheerishness
cheerlead
cheerleader
cheerlessly
cheerlessness
cheerly
cheers
cheery

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHEERLESS

airless
borderless
bottomless
carless
collarless
colorless
colourless
driverless
errorless
fatherless
fearless
fingerless
flourless
genderless
humorless
leaderless
motherless
rudderless
starless
sugarless
waterless

Synonyms and antonyms of cheerless in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CHEERLESS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cheerless» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cheerless

Translation of «cheerless» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHEERLESS

Find out the translation of cheerless to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cheerless from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cheerless» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

冷冷清清
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cheerless
570 millions of speakers

English

cheerless
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

निरानंद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كئيب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

невеселая
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

triste
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিরানন্দ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

triste
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gembira
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

freudlos
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

陰気
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

재미없는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Apik banget
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không vui vẻ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துயரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आनंदित
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

neşesiz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

triste
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

smutne
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

невесела
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

trist
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άκεφος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

moedeloos
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

glädjelös
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

handliger
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cheerless

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHEERLESS»

The term «cheerless» is regularly used and occupies the 61.627 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHEERLESS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cheerless

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3 QUOTES WITH «CHEERLESS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cheerless.
1
Kyle MacLachlan
I believe in fate. Sometimes that means an old bearded guy sitting on a cloud and pulling the strings; sometimes it means random atoms swirling through a cheerless universe; sometimes it means everything being preordained thanks to your karma credit from your previous lives.
2
Thomas de Quincey
It was a Sunday afternoon, wet and cheerless; and a duller spectacle this earth of ours has not to show than a rainy Sunday in London.
3
William Winwood Reade
A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHEERLESS»

Discover the use of cheerless in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cheerless and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Universalist Union
You say — " I confess, that however warm and encouraging it may be to yourself, it is to me a cold and cheerless thought, that when I leave this world, I am to know not anything more till the end of the world, an event which I have no reason to ...
2
Roget's Descriptive Word Finder
... broken-down: overcome by sorrow or disappointment brokenhearted: overcome by sorrow or disappointment careworn: tired and worn with care cheerless: without cheer or comfort chopfallen: chapfallen; disheartened; discouraged clouded: ...
Barbara Kipfer, 2003
3
Tales of Magic Land 3
CHEERLESS. BANQUET. Alfred Canning received the following telegram: Come quickly, relatives on Emerald Island seriously ill, drastic remedy needed. John Smith The telegraph operators did not understand a word of this, since they were  ...
Alexander Volkov, 2009
4
Pioneer Angel
... of bread, butter and tea, or such like. They told themselves that this was all that old folks required. The west room upstairs was a cheerless room: bare board 294 PLAINLY GOING DOWN HILL THE CHEERLESS WEST BEDROOM UPSTAIRS.
Erwin Bornue
5
Writing Travel in Central Asian History
Music is unknown in the cheerless interior, and tobacco was till lately tabooed by the arrogant priests.14 Even as Meakin refutes the claims that the ichkari is a dark and cheerless place, she does emphasize the extent to which women's ...
Nile Green, 2013
6
Student Vocabulary Companion
... corrupt b. querulous, restive, envious, administration, lapse murmuring c. distortion, singularity, peculiarity, c. distortion, singularity, peculiarity, oddity oddity d. dark, depressing, bleak, dolorous, d. inadmissible, unbecoming, cheerless, dead, ...
Okyere Bonna, 2009
7
The Sands of Time: A Book of Poems, Volume 1
a. CheerLess. WeLCoMe. Jan 4, 1975 (Penelope waiting for Odysseus—Greek Mythology) A New Year's come, but my heart still bleeds And my tears still, the pyre of sorrow feeds There is no hope, there is no joy For Heaven, did my ...
Sophia Z. Kovachevich, 2012
8
Introducing Happiness: A Practical Guide
If we think that we're happy, in other words, then we're simply not thinking hard enough. We're deluded, subjectto an illusion. So what reasons does Schopenhauer give to be cheerless?
Will Buckingham, 2012
9
Directed by Allen Smithee
The. Cheerless. Art. of. Industry: Marcel. Duchamp. and. the. Smithee. Readymade. Jonathan P. Eburne If it is shoes that you want, I'll give you shoes that you will admire to such an extent that you will lame yourselves trying to walk in them.
Jeremy Braddock, Stephen Hock, 2001
10
Two Boy Gold Miners, Or, Lost in the Mountains
CHAPTER. XXIII. CHEERLESS. PROSPECTS. While Jed and his brother were having such exciting times in the West, matters at the Crosby farm were going along in their usual slow fashion. The first few days after Jed and Will, in company ...
Frank V. Webster, 1937

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHEERLESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cheerless is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Cheerless” Rutte says Tsipras “put old proposals on the table again”
“I am cheerless about this summit”, said the Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte upon arriving in Brussels for the emergency summit on Greece, ... «New Europe, Jul 15»
2
Greek debt crisis: Germany tells Athens time's almost up as no new …
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was even more downbeat. "I'm very cheerless about this summit and I'm very cheerless about the fact whether ... «The Australian Financial Review, Jul 15»
3
Oh my word Alone, Lone, Lonely, Lonesome
Lonesome is an adjective means lonely, isolated, gloomy, dreary, cheerless, friendless, companionless,. Loner is an individualist, outsider, ... «The Hans India, Jul 15»
4
Brothers, And Survivors, In Arms
... the longing for home and the cheerless homecoming. All three are 67 years old and grew up in blue-collar households. All are sons of World ... «Hartford Courant, Jul 15»
5
Ten Nineties Earworms That Just Get Better With Age
... When It Rains” is moderate, counterbalanced by its cynicism and lush harmonies. There's no denying it. Garbage's cheerless single is iconic. «Village Voice, Jul 15»
6
Preservation Palpitations
But what a lot of undistinguished buildings the Commission included in the new District, including the cheerless modern P.S. 75 at 735 West ... «City Journal, Jul 15»
7
Restaurant Review | Big tastes come from tiny Wishes + Luck kitchen
Service is cheerful and very helpful except for one cheerless server who confused orders and wouldn't smile, even when prodded with a joke. «Vancouver Sun, Jul 15»
8
8 Things No One Tells You About Living in the US
If you ever find yourself at, say, the DMV, prepare for a long wait in multiple lines and lots of cheerless stamping of documents with memorable ... «Anglophenia, Jul 15»
9
US campaign says things go better without Coke
It's cheap, determinedly cheerless and effective, a good example of a not-for-profit dipping its toes in guerilla marketing to get its message ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
10
John Doyle: Hey Canada, why so cranky on Canada Day?
... team winning the Stanley Cup in the foreseeable future for you, your kids and your grandchildren, we're a bit bad-tempered and cheerless. «The Globe and Mail, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Cheerless [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cheerless>. Apr 2020 ».
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