Definition of mirthlessness in US English:

mirthlessness

noun

  • See mirthless

    • ‘The supper-party which Roger insisted on standing that night in honour of his aunt was remarkable for the unrestrained gaiety of two of the participants and the funereal mirthlessness of the remaining guests.’
    • ‘Must be hard to see right in front of you proof positive of the mirthlessness of your future…’
    • ‘There is an upside to all of this dreary, mean-spirited mirthlessness, though.’
    • ‘Desperation and mirthlessness are possibly the two most unattractive qualities in a person and, as this album proves, in music.’
    • ‘Well, by all means I'll drink your beer, even if I'm sorry to hear that you've been afflicted with protracted spells of mirthlessness.’