Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Destitute of beauty.

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  • adjective Destitute of beauty.

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  • adjective Lacking beauty.

Etymologies

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beauty +‎ -less

Examples

  • A land that wears a laurel crown may be fair to see; but twine a few sad cypress leaves around the brow of any land, and be that land barren, beautiless, and bleak, it becomes lovely in its consecrated coronet of sorrow, and it wins the sympathy of the heart and of history.

    Southern poems, by ed.

  • This was an underworld where squalor and vice went hand in hand through the beautiless streets, a melting-pot of the world's outcasts; this was the shadowland which last night had swallowed up

    The Devil Doctor

  • This was an underworld where squalor and vice went hand in hand through the beautiless streets, a melting-pot of the world's outcasts; this was the shadowland, which last night had swallowed up Nayland

    The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu

  • Men, under a too strictly inter-masculine environment, have evolved the mainly useful but beautiless costume common to-day; and women --?

    The Man-Made World; or, Our Androcentric Culture

  • A land that wears a laurel crown may be fair to see; but twine a few sad cypress leaves around the brow of any land, and be that land barren, beautiless and bleak, it becomes lovely in its consecrated coronet of sorrow, and it wins the sympathy of the heart and of history.

    Father Ryan's Poems.

  • But O how melancholy a forlorn, beautiless world will this be at this day!

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 03

  • "'Judson,' says Fergus, 'you know you are as beautiless as a rhinoceros.

    Roads of Destiny

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