What is the opposite of joyous?

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Opposite of marked by great pleasure, happiness, or contentedness
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Opposite of feeling or expressing overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement
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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.”
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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.”
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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.”
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Opposite of having a fun-loving or high-spirited disposition or manner
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Opposite of having a reasonable chance of success
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