sight·​less | \ ˈsīt-ləs How to pronounce sightless (audio) \

Definition of sightless

1 : lacking sight : blind

Other Words from sightless

sightlessly adverb
sightlessness noun

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Examples of sightless in a Sentence

bats are often thought to be completely sightless, but this is not really true
Recent Examples on the Web To prepare for the role, Momoa trained with a movement coach and a sightless fight coach. James Hibberd,, 16 Sep. 2019 Her mother, Nazife—whose name is never heard in the course of the film—has an oozing and apparently sightless eye and a grave bleeding wound near it, on the side of her face, which is bound with a compress and a towel. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 1 Aug. 2019 At a glance, the saint’s eyes seem to be sightless or downcast. New York Times, 11 July 2019

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First Known Use of sightless

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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sighting shot


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“Sightless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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sight·​less | \ ˈsīt-ləs How to pronounce sightless (audio) \

Kids Definition of sightless

: lacking sight : blind


sight·​less | \ ˈsīt-ləs How to pronounce sightless (audio) \

Medical Definition of sightless

: lacking sight : blind

Other Words from sightless

sightlessness noun

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