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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Joy·less, a. Not having joy; not causing joy; unenjoyable. -- Joy*less*ly, adv. -- Joy*less*ness, n.
    With downcast eyes the joyless victor sat.   --Dryden.
    Youth and health and war are joyless to him.   --Addison.
 [He] pining for the lass,
 Is joyless of the grove, and spurns the growing grass.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : in a joyless manner; without joy; "she greeted her guests
            joylessly" [ant: gleefully]