Definitions

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  • adj. Not cheerful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not cheerful.
  • Not willing; grudging: as, uncheerful service.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

Etymologies

un- +‎ cheerful (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The speaker of these stunning poems appears heartbroken and haunted yet filled with abrupt passion and resistance to loss -- uncompromising, uncheerful but "acquainted with the night" -- an insomniac's rhapsody.

    Carol Muske-Dukes: Scattershot Poetry Reviews -- Three Books

  • Bent on inspiring him with enthusiasm equal to her own, she declined to dampen what sparks he had caught by anything so uncheerful as a cold meal.

    CHAPTER I

  • And here's another thing that has cheered immensely in these 4 terribly uncheerful years: The Democrats held the majority for 40 years.

    Source: McCain, GOP Significantly Expanding Advertising Map Into New States

  • I don't want to repeat my rather uncheerful comment on Yelli's blog from the other day Sorry, Y! but suffice to say I'm an exile of love, to use Snooker's words.

    Distance doesn't really make the heart grow fonder

  • But, upon last night's caucus results after cheering for Obama in my mind I couldn't help but see millions of less than happy people do a very good updated shocked impression of a scene straight out of Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles when Sheriff Bart was first spotted and rode into a cheering and band-playing town, and then things went into uncheerful and no band-playing mode with some illuminating singular commentary.

    Is it Racist if it's true?

  • He obviously didn't want to be there (hell, neither did I), and I was feeling like his uncheerful mood was my fault.

    Dru Blood - I believe in the inherent goodness of all beings: I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when

  • There were commonly no towns near the stations, which were not always uncheerful; sometimes there were flower-beds, unless my memory deceives me.

    Familiar Spanish Travels

  • Nor was he uncheerful in his cold garret and with his empty stomach, for

    New Grub Street

  • When no longer called upon to speak or listen — either of which operations cost him an evident effort — his face would briefly subside into its former not uncheerful quietude.

    The Scarlet Letter

  • He was determined to keep Ender from learning anything, though he'd not be uncheerful about it.

    Speaker for the Dead

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