Definitions

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  • adj. Offering no comfort.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Without comfort or comforts; in want or distress; cheerless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without comfort; destitute of or unattended by any satisfaction or enjoyment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. without comfort

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Examples

  • They crossed the Atlantic in comfortless craft and took the serious risk of attempting to secure a foothold in free and fresh Canada.

    The Conquest of National Fear

  • There I stayed for some time at a private hotel in the Strand, leading a comfortless, meaningless existence, and spending such money as I had, considerably more freely than I ought.

    A Study in Scarlet

  • The announcement made them feel as if they were to be left "comfortless" and forsaken.

    The Way of Salvation in the Lutheran Church

  • In a word, it was precisely the kind of comfortless apartment that a ghost, if ghost there were in the chateau, would single out for its favourite lounge.

    Tales of a Traveller

  • a private hotel in the Strand, leading a comfortless, meaningless existence, and spending such money as I had, considerably more freely than I ought.

    A Study in Scarlet

  • They were famished, and there was not a vestige of food in their comfortless home.

    Revolution

  • Many men at the time sought wives to save them from a "bleak life" (a term used in stories of the era), of loneliness and comfortless homes.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Instead of a faith that only has something to offer to those who don't understand a phenomenon, those who are fearful, the comfortless, those near death, or the depressed, what if we had a concept of God independent of gaps and voids?

    Victor Udoewa: Does Science Make Belief In God Obsolete?

  • I did not dare return to the apartment which I inhabited, but felt impelled to hurry on, although wetted by the rain, which poured from a black and comfortless sky.

    Chapter 4

  • The hallucinatory quality of his interpretation is matched by a corresponding vividness in Martineau's playing, which uncompromisingly suggests the corrosive impact of the comfortless winter landscape on the protagonist's mind.

    Schubert: Winterreise – review

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