sightless


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sight·less

 (sīt′lĭs)
adj.
1. Unable to see with the eyes; blind.
2. Invisible.

sight′less·ly adv.
sight′less·ness n.

sightless

(ˈsaɪtlɪs)
adj
1. (Pathology) blind
2. invisible
ˈsightlessly adv
ˈsightlessness n

sight•less

(ˈsaɪt lɪs)

adj.
1. blind.
2. invisible.
[1200–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sightless - lacking sightsightless - lacking sight; "blind as an eyeless beggar"
blind, unsighted - unable to see; "a person is blind to the extent that he must devise alternative techniques to do efficiently those things he would do with sight if he had normal vision"--Kenneth Jernigan

sightless

adjective
Without the sense of sight:
Translations

sightless

[ˈsaɪtlɪs] ADJciego, invidente

sightless

adj personerblindet, blind; sightless since birthvon Geburt an blind; worms are completely sightlessWürmer haben kein Sehvermögen (form), → Würmer können überhaupt nicht sehen; with sightless eyesmit blicklosen (geh)or toten Augen

sightless

[ˈsaɪtlɪs] adj (person) → non vedente
References in classic literature ?
She has been known to sit for half an hour, holding a book before her sightless eyes, and moving her lips, as she has observed seeing people do when reading.
What tho' in worlds which sightless cycles run, Link'd to a little system, and one sun - Where all my love is folly and the crowd Still think my terrors but the thunder cloud, The storm, the earthquake, and the ocean-wrath -(Ah
Before him was a very ancient man, a mere bag of bones, with sightless eyes, and one hand-- his left--white and shrivelled.
When he grew blind he would sit hour after hour in those two rooms that he had painted, looking at his works with sightless eyes, and seeing, perhaps, more than he had ever seen in his life before.
The countless dismal windows, vacant and forlorn, stared, sightless, from their marble walls; the whole sad city taking on the semblance of scattered mounds of dead men's sun-bleached skulls--the casements having the appearance of eyeless sockets, the portals, grinning jaws.
As the animal's fierce clawing ceased, the bull raised his gory, sightless head, and with a horrid roar ran headlong across the arena.
A neophyte might have fancied that the ripples passing over it were dreadfully like faint changes of expression on a sightless face; but Gaffer was no neophyte and had no fancies.
The caged eagle, whose gold-ringed eyes cruelty has extinguished, might look as looked that sightless Samson.
He went in again, and put his right hand on the latch of the door to close it--but he did not close it: he was arrested, as he had been already since his loss, by the invisible wand of catalepsy, and stood like a graven image, with wide but sightless eyes, holding open his door, powerless to resist either the good or the evil that might enter there.
It chanced that the face was towards me; the sightless eyes seemed to watch me; there was the faint shadow of a smile on the lips.
She had the mobile face frequent in those whose sight has decayed by stages, has been laboriously striven after, and reluctantly let go, rather than the stagnant mien apparent in persons long sightless or born blind.
How long he sat there he did not know, until, suddenly, across his sightless vision he saw form a long horizontal line of white.