sunless

adjective sun·less \ ˈsən-ləs \
|Updated on: 3 May 2018

Definition of sunless

: 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

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Definition of sunless for English Language Learners

  • : having little light from the sun : not sunny


SUNLESS Defined for Kids

sunless

adjective sun·less \ ˈsən-ləs \

Definition of sunless for Students

: being without sunlight : dark
  • a sunless day
  • a sunless cave


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