Definition of joyless:
discontent (part of speech: adjective)
- fed up,
- teed off,
- ticked off,
dejected (part of speech: adjective)
It was a melancholy picture to see this bowed- down old man; his thin, pale face shaded by a worn- out, three- cornered hat, his dirty uniform strewn with snuff; and his meagre legs encased in high- topped, unpolished boots; his only companion a greyhound, old and joyless as his master.- "Old Fritz and the New Era", Louise Muhlbach.
- "Old Fritz and the New Era", Louise Muhlbach.
She is condemned to a loveless, joyless life; so am I. With a wife beautiful loving, young, I must lead a most solitary existence- I must see my name die out for want of heirs- I must see my race almost extinct, my life passed in repining and misery, my heart broken, my days without sunshine.- "Wife in Name Only", Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay).