Joyless and Somber


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Joyless adjective – Feeling unhappiness.
Usage example: was utterly joyless after his bitter divorce

Somber is a synonym for joyless in unhappy topic. In some cases you can use "Somber" instead an adjective "Joyless", when it comes to topics like happy.
Nearby Words: joy, joyful, joyfully, joylessly
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Somber adjective – Being without light or without much light.
Joyless is a synonym for somber in sad topic. You can use "Joyless" instead an adjective "Somber", if it concerns topics such as happy.
Nearby Words: sombre, somberly
Synonyms for Somber

Both words in one sentence

  • Manic Pixie Dream Girl The titular girl is presented as looking from the lonely protagonist's dreams, and in fact, she turns into the main source of light in his otherwise joyless and somber life, also becoming his Love Interest.
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Somber or Joyless. 2016. Accessed January 23, 2021.

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