Definition of sightless in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsītlis/


1Unable to see; blind: blank, sightless eyes
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  • Evoking the myth of Pygmalion, a woman portrayed as a sightless sculptor in Blind Vision brings to life a Napoleonic man of clay who responds to the touch of her modeling by opening one seeing eye.
  • Now you know what an auditory minefield we sightless people face all the time.
  • Beneath the ancient hammer beam roof, and under the sightless gaze of stone statues of the Saxon kings, the MPs gathered on the eastern side of the south end of the hall, peers on the western side.
1.1 literary Invisible.



Pronunciation: /ˈsītləslē/
Example sentences
  • Trying her best to keep an amused grin from breaking out on her face, Emily silently watched Tommy as he moved away from her to stare sightlessly out the window at the snow-covered grounds.
  • Angela walked sightlessly past the school custodian.
  • An officer from his section stood outside his door, staring ahead sightlessly, opening his mouth to recite a message in a monotone.


Pronunciation: /ˈsītləsnəs/
Example sentences
  • But the harsh reality is definable: an absence of opportunity, a sightlessness, a stifled sense of get-up-and-go, unemployed.
  • This tall building that was to be our billet greeted us in grey silence, its many windows peering down at us with the sightlessness of a blind man.
  • We have the Shogun of the Underworld, who like Ichi is blind and has learned to compensate for his sightlessness with abilities seeming to border on the mystical.

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Syllabification: sight·less

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