Definition of Lusterless

1. Adjective. Lacking brilliance or vitality. "A lusterless performance"

Exact synonyms: Lackluster, Lacklustre, Lustreless
Similar to: Dull



2. Adjective. Lacking luster or shine. "Lusterless hair"
Exact synonyms: Lackluster, Lacklustre, Lustreless
Similar to: Dull
Derivative terms: Lusterlessness, Lustrelessness

Definition of Lusterless

1. a. Destitute of luster; dim; dull.

Definition of Lusterless

1. Adjective. Without luster, dull, not shiny, flat or matte finished. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lusterless

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lusterless

lusked
lusking
luskish
lusks
lusorious
lussheburgh
lussheburghs
lust after
lust for learning
lusted
luster
lustered
lustering
lusterless (current term)
lusterlessly
lusterlessness
lusterous
lusters
lusterware
lusterwares
lustest
lusteth
lustfull
lustfully
lustfulness
lustfulnesses
lustic

Literary usage of Lusterless

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Twenty Years with the Indicator by Thomas Pray (1888)
"A fine lusterless surface on tempered steel can be procured by either of the ... This delicate, lusterless surface is quite sensitive, and should be rinsed ..."

2. Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs: A Concise Description of the by Ferdinand Schuyler Mathews (1915)
"Evonymus Bark dark gray roughened with perpen- The leaves, short-stemmed, lusterless deep bluish green, scarcely paler beneath, elliptical, or ovate, ..."

3. Concealing-coloration in the Animal Kingdom: An Exposition of the Laws of by Gerald Handerson Thayer, Abbott Handerson Thayer (1909)
"Many of the most brilliant blues, greens, and purples in the plumage of birds are of this lusterless type. Good examples among familiar species are the ..."

4. A Treatise on diseases of the skin for advanced students and practitioners by Henry Weightman Stelwagon (1916)
"... broken off near the scalp; they are lusterless, brittle, some of them often twisted up or bent, and which break upon the slightest attempt at traction. ..."

5. The Scrap Book (1906)
"After a year and a half or two years, crepe- de-chine, lusterless silk, etc., may be worn in place of the crepe-trimmed gowns, with black hats or bonnets, ..."

6. The Non-metallic Minerals: Their Occurrence and Uses by George Perkins Merrill (1910)
"... and having a dull black and, for the most part, lusterless aspect, somewhat resembling coke. An analysis by Wurtz J yielded the following: Per cent. ..."

7. A Text-book Upon the Pathogenic Bacteria: For Students of Medicine and by Joseph McFarland (1909)
"The growth is dry and lusterless, coarsely granular, wrinkled, slightly yellowish, and does not extend into the substance of the culture medium. ..."

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