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[suhn-lis] /ˈsʌn lɪs/
lacking sun or sunlight; dark:
a sunless room.
dismal; gloomy; cheerless:
a sunless smile.
Origin of sunless
1580-90; sun + -less
Related forms
sunlessly, adverb
sunlessness, noun Unabridged
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  • 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


without sun or sunshine
gloomy; depressing
Derived Forms
sunlessly, adverb
sunlessness, noun
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