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  1. unable to see; blind.
  2. invisible.
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Origin of sightless

1200–50; Middle English. See sight, -less
Related formssight·less·ly, adverbsight·less·ness, noun
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Related Words

eyeless, unseeing, visionless

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Historical Examples

  • He lies prone on the floor, staring at me with dead, sightless eyes.

  • His eyes did not move from her face; but they looked almost like sightless eyes.

  • If a bird sang in the air above her, she lifted her sightless eyes.

    The Scapegoat

    Hall Caine

  • "It is I who am selfish, Mercy," she said, and kissed the sightless orbs.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • He sat on a stump, staring with sightless eyes into vacancy.

    Blazed Trail Stories

    Stewart Edward White

British Dictionary definitions for sightless


  1. blind
  2. invisible
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Derived Formssightlessly, adverbsightlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for sightless


late 13c., from sight (n.) + -less. Related: Sightlessly; sightlessness.

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