Definitions

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  • adj. Not joyous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not joyous; not gay or cheerful.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ joyous

Examples

  • As I See It; an unjoyous tragicomedy bastardization.

    Eschaton

  • This dilemma, it may be noted, frequently arises at funerals, for at these unjoyous, highly organized occasions, there is a strong likelihood that persons will see each other after long separation and owe each other expansive greetings.

    Behavior in Public Places

  • On emerging from the Old Manse, it was chiefly this strange, indolent, unjoyous attachment for my native town that brought me to fill a place in Uncle Sam’s brick edifice, when I might as well, or better, have gone somewhere else.

    The Custom-House. Introductory to “The Scarlet Letter”

  • - Shakespeare's sadder lines - roll off their tongues majestically and seem to give them consolation - as it were to lay a sound, unjoyous basis for the proper enjoyment of the songs of Robbie Burns.

    Rung Ho

  • On emerging from the Old Manse, it was chiefly this strange, indolent, unjoyous attachment for my native town that brought me to fill a place in Uncle Sam's brick edifice, when I might as well, or better, have gone somewhere else.

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • In the first place it is dog eat dog in every direction; the joy of the hunter and the most unjoyous fear of the hunted.

    The Man-Made World; or, Our Androcentric Culture

  • In a few moments we were whirling along the straight, white road between the interminable black vineyards, and past the dilapidated homesteads of the vine-folk and wayside cafés that are scattered about this unjoyous corner of France.

    The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol

  • The town's mad lust for pleasure: its fierce, unjoyous laughter: its desire ever to be in crowds as if afraid of itself: its orgies of eating and drinking: its animal-like indifference to the misery and death that lay but a little way beyond its own horizon!

    All Roads Lead to Calvary

  • On emerging from the Old Manse, it was chiefly this strange, indolent, unjoyous attachment for my native town that brought me to fill

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • What report shall he bear hence of your gentleness and culture to those dim and unjoyous shores beyond the gray green wall of ocean - billows, where the very name of Al-Kyris serves as a symbol for all that is great and wise and wondrous in the whole round circle of the world?

    Ardath

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