lusterless


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lus·ter·less

 (lŭs′tər-lĭs)
adj.
Lacking distinction, radiance, or vitality; dull: a lusterless performance; lusterless hair.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lusterless - lacking brilliance or vitality; "a dull lackluster life"; "a lusterless performance"
dull - lacking in liveliness or animation; "he was so dull at parties"; "a dull political campaign"; "a large dull impassive man"; "dull days with nothing to do"; "how dull and dreary the world is"; "fell back into one of her dull moods"
2.lusterless - lacking luster or shine; "staring with lackluster eyes"; "lusterless hair"
dull - emitting or reflecting very little light; "a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky"

lusterless

adjective
1. Lacking gloss and luster:
References in classic literature ?
On parting he slipped upon my finger a curiously wrought ring set with a dead-black, lusterless stone, which appeared more like a bit of bituminous coal than the priceless Barsoomian gem which in reality it is.
Her hair, for example, seen under the large garden hat that she wore, looked almost as short as the hair of a man; and the color of it was of that dull, lusterless brown hue which is so commonly seen in English women of the ordinary type.
His arms hung helpless at his sides; of his eyes only he retained control, and these he dared not remove from the lusterless orbs of the apparition, which he knew was not a soul without a body, but that most dreadful of all existences infesting that haunted wood--a body without a soul
She looked at him from the depths of her still, lusterless eyes.
Stepan Arkadyevitch took the letter, looked with incredulous surprise at the lusterless eyes fixed so immovably on him, and began to read.
Cameron has led an odd campaign, so lusterless and absent at times that he could not even remember the name of his own football team.
she lamented, and called in painters and had everything done in lean, lusterless black, a void of black, so that all light that reached her was necessarily mitigated by such cold, auspicious contours of bleakness, and Florence herself fell into a black study.
nz, after scoring 150 runs (highest score 39) from his previous nine innings in a much-hyped debut season, Anderson, who finally justified his price tag of 866,000 dollars, said that given he thought he would be sent back after a lusterless stint, the match was the perfect timing, both for him and his IPL team.