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sunless

[suhn-lis] /ˈsʌn lɪs/
adjective
1.
lacking sun or sunlight; dark:
a sunless room.
2.
dismal; gloomy; cheerless:
a sunless smile.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; sun + -less
Related forms
sunlessly, adverb
sunlessness, noun
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  • They found oases of animals thriving in the sunless depths around hydrothermal vents.
  • The minerals, including hydrogen sulfide, provide food for the bottom of the ecosystem's sunless food chain.
  • Exfoliation is also a must if you use a sunless tanning product to help ensure even coverage, he says.
  • The sunless tan looks so natural, no one will believe it's fake.
  • Its brooding, mostly sunless landscapes are appropriately otherworldly.
  • Each slowly rotted in that humid and sunless gray concrete box.
  • sunless tanners and bronzers can give you a temporary tan without the sun.
  • Under the ocean surface, a variety of life forms thrive without sunlight, forming their own sunless ecosystem.
  • In this sunless environment, species living here do not get their energy from the sun.
  • They found oases of animals thriving in the sunless depths around hydrothermal vents.
British Dictionary definitions for sunless

sunless

/ˈsʌnlɪs/
adjective
1.
without sun or sunshine
2.
gloomy; depressing
Derived Forms
sunlessly, adverb
sunlessness, noun
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