What is the opposite of joyful?

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Adjective
(of a feeling or state of mind) Opposite of marked by great pleasure, happiness, or contentedness
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“In both men and women, common signs and symptoms of depression include feeling down in the dumps, sleeping poorly, and feeling sad, guilty and worthless.”
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(of an event) Opposite of causing great pleasure and happiness
“Instead they brought depressing news of the death of a son, a father, a brother, or some other loved one.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a lively or cheerful manner or character
Adjective
Opposite of noticeably happy and optimistic
“Ebenezer Scrooge was a cheerless character who also mistreated others.”
Adjective
Opposite of showing enthusiasm or displaying positive energy about something
“Appallingly low turnout for the June elections showed that voters are apathetic.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by a good or happy sentiment
“The spiritual journey is fraught with danger, full of unexpected twists, at times deeply discouraging, at times exhilarating.”
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(informal) Opposite of enjoyable or amusing
“We had an unpleasant time at the police station.”
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