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[sleev-lis] /ˈsliv lɪs/
without sleeves.
amounting to nothing; unprofitable; futile:
a sleeveless errand.
Origin of sleeveless
before 950; Middle English; Old English slīeflēas. See sleeve, -less
Related forms
sleevelessness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for sleeveless
  • Tube tops or tightly fitting, sleeveless blouses with a low cut are paired with a short skirt.
  • In many of those places, sleeveless tops and shorts are not allowed.
  • Even in the summer, it is normally too cold on a ship for a sleeveless top or a short skirt.
  • She was wearing a denim skirt and a sleeveless white shirt.
  • She wore a brown, sleeveless cotton dress and sloppy felt slippers.
  • It is sleeveless with a ruched waist and pencil skirt.
  • Shorts, sleeveless shirts and sandals are nearly suicidal in chigger infested areas.
  • He was last seen wearing tan shorts and a dark colored sleeveless shirt.
  • At last sighting, he was observed to be wearing tan shorts and a dark colored sleeveless shirt.
  • Short skirts and low cut or sleeveless dresses or blouses are not appropriate.
Word Origin and History for sleeveless

Old English sliefleas, slyflease; see sleeve (n.) + -less.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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