Antonyms of JOYFULNESS

Examples of usage:

  1. They performed the liveliest chant in their collection, that the opposition might have no cause to complain of their want of joyfulness. "Tom Brown at Oxford" by Thomas Hughes
  2. Often have I seen that same look, still more intense, in Tony's eyes, when he has become mazed with efforts to express himself, and I have wished that as with the dog, a pat, a small caress, could change the look into a joyfulness. "A Poor Man's House" by Stephen Sydney Reynolds
  3. In the castle, he sang and whistled for joyfulness, and made jokes with Moggie, all in his kind way, saying that if he were not to be married himself soon, he would feel quite indignant and jealous at the happiness of such a rascal as her husband. "The Light of Scarthey" by Egerton Castle

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