Definitions

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  • adj. Lacking light; unilluminated

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Destitute of light; dark.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Without light; giving no light; dark.

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

  • adj. without illumination
  • adj. giving no light

Etymologies

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light +‎ -less

Examples

  • Thus when I read of the possible annihilation of the elephant or the whale, or the pouring of oven cleaner or cosmetics into the eyes of live kittens, or the close confinement of pigs and calves in lightless pens, I feel myself confronted by human stupidity, which I recognize as an enemy.

    Political Animals

  • In conclusion, Charleston's journalism isn't just "lightless" because of some mystical word-suck positioned over W. Va-if you want talent, you have to pay for it.

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  • Suddenly I was drifting in a cocoon, soundless, lightless, no sharp edges or uneven surfaces.

    Raziel

  • It had a creepy lightless attic, in which we occasionally heard mysterious footsteps, and

    Jennifer Finney Boylan discusses "I'm Looking Through You"

  • When I opened the door and looked through the grille separating the lightless enclosure from the visitors' parlor, I found her standing under the massive crucifix, looking up at the pale and bleeding Christ.

    INVIDIA

  • That's the lightless pit of hell calling the noonday sky black.

    Tallulah Morehead: Survivor 21: Infants vs. Senior Citizens : Spinning Marty

  • I tiptoe down the hall, open a door and squeeze into the room, which is as lightless as the inside of a bucket.

    Minnesota Menage

  • It was lightless, but a faint edge of galactic light picked out the shape.

    Star Trek The Next Generation®

  • I tiptoe down the hall, open a door and squeeze into the room, which is as lightless as the inside of a minnow bucket.

    Minnesota Menage

  • Since then, Gilad's parents, Noam and Aviva Shalit, have only received three letters from their son as well as a brief video showing an emaciated hostage with a haunted expression and lightless eyes.

    Gilad Shalit: Hostage of Hamas

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