Examples of sunless in a Sentence
mental patients who were once condemned to spend their lives in the sunless confines of a state asylum
Recent Examples of sunless from the Web
One hundred yards of winding, sunless trail was followed.
During the long, sunless Arctic winter, temperatures normally plunge far below zero; sea ice thickens and spreads.
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First Known Use of sunless
Synonymsblack, bleak, cheerless, chill, Cimmerian, cloudy, cold, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, depressive, desolate, dire, disconsolate, dismal, drear, dreary, dreich [chiefly Scottish], elegiac (also elegiacal), forlorn, funereal, glum, godforsaken, gray (also grey), lonely, lonesome, lugubrious, miserable, morbid, morose, murky, plutonian, saturnine, sepulchral, solemn, somber (or sombre), sullen, gloomy, tenebrific, tenebrous, wretched
Antonymsbright, cheerful, cheering, cheery, comforting, cordial, festive, friendly, gay, heartwarming, sunshiny
Related Wordsblue, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, down, droopy, hangdog, inconsolable, low, melancholic, melancholy, mirthless, sad, unhappy, woebegone, woeful; dim, discomfiting, discouraging, disheartening, dismaying, dispiriting, distressful, distressing, upsetting; desperate, hopeless, pessimistic; lamentable, mournful, plaintive, sorrowful; colorless, drab, dull; dour, grim, lowering (also louring), lowery (also loury), menacing, negative, oppressive, threatening
Near Antonymsblithe, blithesome, buoyant, gay, jocund, jolly, joyful, joyous, merry, mirthful; encouraging, hopeful, optimistic; lighthearted, lightsome
SUNLESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sunless for English Language Learners
: having little light from the sun : not sunny
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