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- n. The state or condition of being joyless; lack of joy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being joyless.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a feeling of dismal cheerlessness
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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.
Like last year's debut, this employs repetition and deliberate naivety, but it's starting to sound disingenuous, perhaps because of a strong sense of joylessness and duty.
He always competed hard, with an appropriate amount of seriousness, but he did it with a certain concentration that was easily confused with joylessness or even a lack of passion.
The last-minute redemption will reassure some young children but may not compensate for the feeling of joylessness bordering on malevolence that pervades Mr. Sendak's latest work.
She radiates wounded joylessness and her voice makes animals miscarry.
Sadly, the joylessness spills over into the production itself.
Katie's almost inhuman coldness and joylessness - her granite-hard face lit up solely when someone mentioned money or plastic surgery - was counterbalanced by a husband so spectacularly cheerful, good-natured and dumb, he made the famous labrador Marley look like Vladimir Putin.
The Nationals rated in the bottom third by each criterion, and overall they easily surpassed such purveyors of joylessness as the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians.
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