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  • adj. Alternative spelling of lusterless.

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

  • adj. lacking brilliance or vitality
  • adj. lacking luster or shine


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  • Ebay is my second home, where I go for the memorial jewellery, hair locks twisted into necklaces, coiled behind cameos, lustreless in death.

    The Gaps Within

  • But still, all he had to write with was a regular magic marker, and its green ink bled through every napkin so fast, he couldn't finish a single illegible word on any of a dozen napkins left strewn across the lustreless desk.

    Unfinished Business

  • Grief stared straight before him with lustreless eyes for a full minute, as if summoning some vision to his inner sight.


  • The hair, rank of growth, thick and unkempt, matted itself here and there into curious splotches of gray; and again, grinning at age, twisted itself into curling locks of lustreless black -- locks of unusual thickness, like crooked fingers, heavy and solid.

    CHAPTER 22

  • The elder Pocock, known as Pocock I., has been described as follows: ` A long, lean head, semicircled by a fringe of brown and gray hair, with big cheek-bones and a heavy chin, ... a pale face, lustreless gray eyes, a metallic voice, and a languid manner. '

    Chapter 16: The End

  • "What is that?" the bartender said in that flat lustreless tone that one heard coming from the mouths of all of the Worcesteroids.

    A Moveable Bistro

  • A pear isn't yellow in so bright, lustreless and opaque a way.

    'Beatrice and Virgil'

  • She serves me my coffee in a pudgy cup and gives me a lustreless spoon.

    The Line

  • A lustreless protrusive eye Stares from the protozoic slime the future looks fine

    david swanson : honeymoon over

  • 'The child is in a lethargic condition, her hair is thin, sparse, lustreless, easily-pluckable.

    Should Indian Leaders Who Spend Billions on Submarines While Others Starve Go Unpunished?


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