amounting to nothing; unprofitable; futile: a sleeveless errand.
- sleeve·less·ness, noun
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How to use sleeveless in a sentence
These are our sleeveless favorites in an array of insulating fills and fabrics, each one perfect for a day on the trail followed by an evening by the fire.
So, for $4.99 IRL, you can acquire 5,000 Kardashian dollars—enough to purchase four of the aforementioned sleeveless tees.Inside ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’: The Reality Star’s Aspirational App and Vainest Project Yet | Frances McInnis | June 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Aaron wears sleeveless denim vests because he can't stand to have his muscular arms confined.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou | John Ed Bradley | April 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Along with her friend Laura Clark, Pulitzer began to sell those dresses—one sleeveless version, and one with a sleeve—for $22.Lilly Pulitzer, Designer and Palm Beach Socialite, Dead at 81 | Isabel Wilkinson | April 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
There were also more gender-distinguished items: sleeveless blouses for women and sharp suits for the guys.
The Florida-born stunner is pouty in a thoroughly concealing white sleeveless knit top.Kate Upton Lands Second Vogue Cover; Lena Dunham Does Twiggy | The Fashion Beast Team | December 6, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The crusene was a fur coat, while the serc or smoc seems to have been an undergarment and probably sleeveless.
Over this they usually wear a sleeveless jacket of brown frieze, and the cap is of light brown felt, shaped like half a gourd.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram
Her tight-fitting, sleeveless kirtle was of a dull brown, for she scorned the gown of one color which was commanded by law.Robert Annys: Poor Priest | Annie Nathan Meyer
They combined trousers and a sleeveless coat, over which a woollen jersey was worn.The Home of the Blizzard | Douglas Mawson
For all the cold, he wore only a sleeveless leather jacket on his upper body.Rescue Dog of the High Pass | James Arthur Kjelgaard