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sunless

[ suhn-lis ]
/ ˈsʌn lɪs /
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adjective

lacking sun or sunlight; dark: a sunless room.
dismal; gloomy; cheerless: a sunless smile.

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Origin of sunless

First recorded in 1580–90; sun + -less

OTHER WORDS FROM sunless

sun·less·ly, adverbsun·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sunless

sunless
/ (ˈsʌnlɪs) /

adjective

without sun or sunshine
gloomy; depressing

Derived forms of sunless

sunlessly, adverbsunlessness, noun
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