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Causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy.  Synonyms: cheerless, depressing.  "Something cheerless about the room" , "A moody and uncheerful person" , "An uncheerful place"

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"Uncheerful" Quotes from Famous Books

... Opportunity, At Time, at Tarquin, and uncheerful night; In vain I cavil with mine infamy, In vain I spurn at my confirm'd despite: This helpless smoke of words doth me no right. The remedy indeed to do me good Is to let ...
— The Rape of Lucrece • William Shakespeare [Collins edition]

... spirit himself, in which he finds it easy to sympathize with any melancholy on the part of the moving family. There is a slight flavor of undertaking in his manner, which is nevertheless full of a subdued firmness very consoling and supporting; though the life that he leads must be a troubled and uncheerful one, trying alike to the muscles and the nerves. How often must he have been charged by anxious and fluttered ladies to be very careful of that basket of china, and those vases! How often must he have been vexed by the ignorant terrors of gentlemen asking if he thinks ...
— Suburban Sketches • W.D. Howells

... walking on the terrace with Alexander, was horrified to observe him warming his white belly in the sun. On three sides of the lagoon was a thick grove of manchineels, hung with their deadly apples; here and there a palm, which drooped as if in discord with its neighbours. It was an uncheerful place for a woman with terror and tumult in her soul, but the house was large and had been made comfortable by her ...
— The Conqueror • Gertrude Franklin Atherton

... at zenith, and bright flecks of light lay here and there over the brown earth. As Agatha grew accustomed to the shade, it seemed pleasant and not at all uncheerful—the gaiety of sunlight subdued only to a softer tone. The resolution which had brought her thither returned. She stood up under the dome of pines and began softly to sing, trying her voice first in single tones, then a scale or two, a trill. At first her voice was not clear, but as she continued ...
— The Stolen Singer • Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger

... not have cared to shift; now they feel the general disquiet. They live close to it. Tea-and-sugar borrowing friends have told them jocularly, or with threats, of a good time coming when things will go hard with the uncheerful giver. The prospect appeals neither to their reason nor to their Savings Bank books. They hear—they do not need to read—the speeches delivered in their streets on a Sunday morning. It is one of ...
— Letters of Travel (1892-1913) • Rudyard Kipling

Words linked to "Uncheerful" :   somber, depressing, cheer, drab, sorry, dingy, melancholy, dreary, blue, cheerless, gloomy, unhappy, sombre, drear, sunniness, joyless, disconsolate, dark, sunshine, grim, cheerfulness, dismal, cheerful

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