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  1. not having lighting; unilluminatedavoid unlit streets after dark
  2. not having been ignitedtapping his unlit cigarette
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Related Words for unlit

murky, dim, misty, shadowy, overcast, somber, cloudy, dingy, gloomy, black, drab, foggy, dull, darkened, flat, subdued, muddy, hazy, dark, lifeless

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Contemporary Examples of unlit

Historical Examples of unlit

  • The hall was unlit, and only the faintest light reached it from the office.

    The Night Riders

    Ridgwell Cullum

  • Down in the unlit body of the church the riff-raff of O'Brien kept the doors.


    Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

  • He filled his pipe, and then sat pressing the unlit tobacco with his thumb.

    The Longest Journey

    E. M. Forster

  • And, when we stood beside him, he had put a half-smoked, unlit cigar into his mouth.

    No Clue

    James Hay

  • Her life seemed a thing of quenched torches and unlit lamps.

    The Tyranny of Weakness

    Charles Neville Buck