Examples of lightless in a Sentence
wondered what might be lurking in the lightless corners of the basement
Recent Examples of lightless from the Web
I was forced to conduct a salvage operation that would take me to the lightless depths of the analog age.
Black holes will evaporate, matter itself will eventually decay into radiation and the universe will be a cold, lightless, lifeless place for the rest of eternity.
Around the set and throughout Fox News’s subterranean Midtown newsroom, a lightless former Sam Goody, staffers watched the display with mixed and fraught emotions.
In the city, young homeless people can be chameleons blending in with average New Yorkers by the bright lights of Times Square, the lightless halls of stations and terminals, and the pitch dark of alleys.
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First Known Use of lightless
before 12th century
Synonymsblack, caliginous, darkened, darkish, darkling, darksome, dim, dimmed, dusk, dusky, gloomy, dark, murky, obscure, obscured, pitch-black, pitch-dark, pitchy, rayless, somber (or sombre), stygian, tenebrific, tenebrous, unlit
Antonymsbright, brightened, brilliant, illuminated, illumined, light, lit (or lighted), lightsome, lucent, lucid, luminous
Related Wordscrepuscular, twilit; moonless, starless, sunless; cloudy, dull, dulled, lackluster; shadowlike, shadowy, shady; gray (also grey), leaden, pale; beclouded, befogged, clouded, foggy, fuliginous, misty, smoggy, soupy
Near Antonymsablaze, agleam, aglitter, alight, beaming, beamy, effulgent, glaring, glowing, incandescent, lambent, radiant, relucent, resplendent, shining, sparkling; ultrabright; glossy, lustrous, shiny; floodlit (also floodlighted), highlighted, spotlighted (or spotlit); moonlit, moony, starlit, sunlit
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