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  1. lacking sun or sunlight; dark: a sunless room.
  2. dismal; gloomy; cheerless: a sunless smile.
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Origin of sunless

First recorded in 1580–90; sun + -less
Related formssun·less·ly, adverbsun·less·ness, noun
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Related Words for sunless

cloudy, dismal, dusky, gloomy, gray, overcast, rainy

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British Dictionary definitions for sunless


  1. without sun or sunshine
  2. gloomy; depressing
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Derived Formssunlessly, adverbsunlessness, noun
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