Antonyms of adj joyous

1 sense of joyous

Sense 1
joyous (vs. joyless) -- (full of or characterized by joy; "felt a joyous abandon"; "joyous laughter")

joyless (vs. joyous) -- (not experiencing or inspiring joy; "a joyless man"; "a joyless occasion"; "joyless evenings")
        => funereal, sepulchral -- (suited to or suggestive of a grave or burial; "funereal gloom"; "hollow sepulchral tones")
        => mirthless -- (lacking mirth)
        => unsmiling -- (not smiling)

Similarity of adj joyous

1 sense of joyous

Sense 1
joyous (vs. joyless) -- (full of or characterized by joy; "felt a joyous abandon"; "joyous laughter")
       => ecstatic, enraptured, rapturous, rapt, rhapsodic -- (feeling great rapture or delight)
       => elated, gleeful, joyful, jubilant -- (full of high-spirited delight; "a joyful heart")
       => gay, festal, festive, merry -- (offering fun and gaiety; "a festive (or festal) occasion"; "gay and exciting night life"; "a merry evening")
       => gay, jocund, jolly, jovial, merry, mirthful -- (full of or showing high-spirited merriment; "when hearts were young and gay"; "a poet could not but be gay, in such a jocund company"- Wordsworth; "the jolly crowd at the reunion"; "jolly old Saint Nick"; "a jovial old gentleman"; "have a merry Christmas"; "peals of merry laughter"; "a mirthful laugh")
          Also See-> elated#1; happy#1; joyful#1

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