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Definition of "joylessness" []

  • The state or condition of being joyless; lack of joy. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "joylessness" in a sentence
  • "Opening with a full bosomed woman, Grace Tranfield (Rachel Botchan) in a compromising position with a known philanderer Leonard Charteris (Bradford Cover) on a divan, this comedy replete with Shavian tropes on such forward thinking subjects as the sexes, the coy pleasures of friendship vs. marriage, the virtues and joylessness of vegetarianism, the dialogue could have been lifted from the pages of a lifestyle magazine."
  • "In this leaden disaster film, which has all of the air-sucking joylessness of The Road but fails to create the poignant familial relationships to hold it up, the vampires are mindless blood-seeking missiles incapable of real thought or speech, frustratingly blurring the line between beasties by veering deep into zombie territory."
  • "Two months after leaving the paper, I'm recovering from the joylessness that's all too common in daily print journalism."