sunless

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adjective sun·less \-ləs\

Definition of sunless

  1. :  lacking sunshine :  dark, cheerless

Examples of sunless in a Sentence

  1. mental patients who were once condemned to spend their lives in the sunless confines of a state asylum

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First Known Use of sunless

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SUNLESS Defined for English Language Learners

sunless

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Definition of sunless for English Language Learners

  • : having little light from the sun : not sunny


SUNLESS Defined for Kids

sunless

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adjective sun·less \ˈsən-ləs\

Definition of sunless for Students

  1. :  being without sunlight :  dark a sunless day a sunless cave



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