Definition of Lusterlessness
1. Noun. The property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss.
Generic synonyms: Dullness
Derivative terms: Flat, Flat, Lusterless, Lustreless, Mat, Matt, Matte
Lexicographical Neighbors of Lusterlessness
Literary usage of Lusterlessness
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"5. Referring to colors: sobriety, obscurity, plainness, etc. e. Referring to a surface: lusterlessness, Antonyms: see BRIGHTNESS. ..."
2. Disease of the Blood by Paul Ehrlich, Carl von Noorden, Adolf Lazarus, Felix Pinkus (1905)
"... clear nuclei provided with nucleoli, and these nuclei were distinguished from those of the lymph corpuscles by their greater size and lusterlessness. ..."