What are the antonyms for MIRTHFULNESS?


Usage Examples for MIRTHFULNESS

  1. All that had ever been good and worthy in him had waxed and sped well at Venice, that high school of the merchant class; but where was the smiling mirthfulness which had marked him as a youth? - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers" by Georg Ebers
  2. " Heaven bless my lady Beatrice for her sovereign grace," he said, very softly and earnestly, and then he wrung me very hard by the hand, and left me and went back to his admirers, and thereafter, during the progress of the night's pleasures, I saw him move and take his share with an unwonted brightness of countenance and mirthfulness of bearing, and I was glad with all my heart to see him so cheerful. - "The God of Love" by Justin Huntly McCarthy