Definition of Sleeveless

1. Adjective. Having no sleeves. "Sleeveless summer dresses"

Antonyms: Sleeved



2. Adjective. Unproductive of success. "A vain attempt"
Exact synonyms: Bootless, Fruitless, Futile, Vain
Similar to: Unproductive
Derivative terms: Fruitlessness

Definition of Sleeveless

1. a. Having no sleeves.

Definition of Sleeveless

1. Adjective. Of a garment, having no sleeves. ¹

2. Adjective. (obsolete) Wanting a cover, pretext, or palliation; unreasonable; profitless; useless. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sleeveless

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sleeveless

sleets
sleety
sleeve
sleeve-link
sleeve board
sleeve graft
sleeve notes
sleeved
sleeveen
sleeveens
sleeveface
sleevefaces
sleevefish
sleevehand
sleevehands
sleeveless (current term)
sleevelet
sleevelets
sleevelike
sleevemaker
sleevemakers
sleevemaking
sleevenotes
sleever
sleevers
sleeves
sleeves from one's vest
sleeving
sleevings
sleezier

Literary usage of Sleeveless

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

1. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1862)
"... and \rill walk a " seven or eight times a day through the street where she dwells, and make sleeveless errands to see her;" plotting still where, when, ..."

2. The Anatomy of melancholy v. 3 by Robert Burton (1875)
"... and will walk 1 " seven or eight times a day through the street where Bhe dwells, and make sleeveless errands to see her ; " plotting «till where, when, ..."

3. The Imperial Gazetteer of India by William Wilson Hunter (1886)
"... sleeveless coat. As a cloak and covering for their knapsack, they wear over the shoulders a half cape made of the back hairy fibres of a palm tree, ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1855)
"“A sleeveless ERRAND.” Of this popular phrase, which, as it was used by Warburton, can hardly yet be said to be obsolete, and of which every one knows the ..."

5. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1905)
"... and will walk 1" seven or eight times a day through the street where she dwells, and make sleeveless errands to see her;" plotting still where, when, ..."

6. A Descriptive Dictionary of British Malaya by Nicholas Belfield Dennys (1894)
"... braided at all the edges and embroidered, sometimes with silk or gold thread, on the breast and cuffs. This baju is also sometimes made sleeveless. ..."

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