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Synonyms for cheerlessness

a feeling of dreary or pessimistic sadness

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Ironic faith, based in the perception of the gap between what is and what ought to be, avoids cheerlessness or pathos through an ironic distancing that comes from "common sense telling us that no one actually has the answers to questions like 'is there a God?
By 2008, the Army started losing space to the militants and a sort of cheerlessness crept in among lower ranks since many thought that the Taliban were on the right.
The extra hour of daylight at night could not compensate for the morning's misery, since it is always more pleasant travelling home at night when the shops are lit and people in the streets contribute to a more cheerful scenario, than the cheerlessness that is evident on dark mornings.
In contrast, others received very concrete recommendations and diagnoses: "When you complain of fits of cheerlessness, it merely shows that your soul in ordinary circumstances is a strong soul.
To rouse us, Mullen observes the cheerlessness of routine: "Lines assemble gutter and margin.
Her father's health and general cheerlessness prevented him from finding solace in anything.
Like visiting an out-of-season funfair there's an air of cheerlessness amid the patina of garish fun.
We neither know the reason for the six years of her cheerlessness, nor do we learn anything else about her identity.
dding to the cheerlessness, we also endured 90 minutes of moronic catcalling aimed at Tomasz Radzinski.
Anger: Fury, outrage, resentment, wrath, exasperation, indignation, vexation, acrimony, animosity, annoyance, irritability, hostility Sadness: Grief, sorrow, cheerlessness, gloom, melancholy, self-pity, loneliness, dejection, despair (p.