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Wordnet 3.0


1. in a joyless manner; without joy;
- Example: "she greeted her guests joylessly"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Joyless \Joy"less\, a. Not having joy; not causing joy; unenjoyable. -- Joy"less*ly, adv. -- Joy"less*ness, n. [1913 Webster] With downcast eyes the joyless victor sat. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Youth and health and war are joyless to him. --Addison. [1913 Webster] [He] pining for the lass, Is joyless of the grove, and spurns the growing grass. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

joylessly adv 1: in a joyless manner; without joy; "she greeted her guests joylessly" [ant: gleefully, joyfully, joyously]