What is the opposite of joyous?

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Adjective
Opposite of full of joy
Adjective
Opposite of cheerfully unconcerned about the future or things in general
“He was, in spite of all his genius and accomplishment, a troubled man seeking his own truth.”
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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Opposite of giving a sense of happy satisfaction or enjoyment
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“The concert was a disaster, and the overall experience was horrible.”
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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 noticeably happy and optimistic
“Ebenezer Scrooge was a cheerless character who also mistreated others.”
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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 fun-loving or high-spirited disposition or manner
Adjective
Opposite of having a reasonable chance of success
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