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Definition of "lusterless" [lus•ter•less]

  • Lacking distinction, radiance, or vitality; dull: a lusterless performance; lusterless hair. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lusterless" in a sentence
  • "The description of the untamed faun as he then appeared is not flattering: his complexion sallow, his hair stiff, his figure slight, his expression lusterless, his manner insignificant."
  • "Trading remained lusterless and volumes ran dry as investors refrained from building fresh positions ahead of a public holiday Tuesday and a series of important meetings in Europe this week."
  • "He turned the key in the ignition but the man was almost at the hood of their car, so they hadn't time to close their windows and heard him speak with a firm voice and a lusterless, almost business-like tone."