verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- luster painting,
Origin of luster1
Examples from the Web for lusterless
The animal was so underfed that his ribs were showing under his lusterless chestnut coat.
Lowden has yet to announce her candidacy; when she does, she will face a pool of lusterless no-names in the primary.
Their fierce depths were dull and lusterless as they rolled vaguely around.The Twins of Suffering Creek|Ridgwell Cullum
No matter what the size, or how perfect the shape, it is nothing, if dead and lusterless.A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public|Frank Bertram Wade
Under their heavy lids his sightless eyeballs, whitely opaque and lusterless, turned mutely toward the sound of the horse hoofs.The Valiants of Virginia|Hallie Erminie Rives
The entire skull and face were covered with small, closely overlapping scales of lusterless gray.Zehru of Xollar|Hal K. Wells
You will get the jaded face, and the dull, lusterless eyes, and the untidy hair with the dye showing on it.Evergreens|Jerome K. Jerome
"gloss, radiance," 1520s, from Middle French lustre "gloss, radiance" (14c.), common Romanic (cf. Spanish and Portuguese lustre, Rumanian lustru, Italian lustro "splendor, brilliancy"), from Latin lustrare "spread light over, brighten, illumine," related to lucere "shine," lux "light" (see light (n.)).
"one who lusts," 1590s, agent noun from lust (v.).