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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sleevelessadjective

    having no sleeves

    "sleeveless summer dresses"

  2. bootless, fruitless, futile, sleeveless, vainadjective

    unproductive of success

    "a fruitless search"; "futile years after her artistic peak"; "a sleeveless errand"; "a vain attempt"


  1. sleevelessadjective

    Of a garment, having no sleeves.

  2. sleevelessadjective

    Wanting a cover, pretext, or palliation; unreasonable; profitless; useless.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sleevelessadjective

    Etymology: from sleeve.

    His cloaths were strange, though coarse, and black, tho’ bare;
    Sleeveless his jerkin was, and it had been
    Velvet, but ’twas now, so much ground was seen,
    Become tufftaffaty. John Donne.

    They put on long sleeveless coats of home-spun cotton. George Sandys.

    Behold yon isle by palmers, pilgrims trod,
    Grave mummers! sleeveless some, and shirtless others. Alexander Pope.

    This sleeveless tale of transubstantiation was brought into the world by that other fable of the multipresence. Joseph Hall.

    My landlady quarrelled with him for sending every one of her children on a sleeveless errand, as she calls it. Spectator.


  1. sleeveless

    A sleeveless shirt is a shirt that is manufactured without sleeves or whose sleeves have been cut off. Depending on the style, they can be worn as undershirts, by athletes in sports such as track and field and triathlon, or as casual wear by both men and women alike.


  1. sleeveless

    Sleeveless refers to a type of clothing or garment that lacks sleeves, the part that would cover the arms. Typically, sleeveless clothes expose the shoulders and arms, or part of them. Examples of sleeveless attire include tank tops, sleeveless shirts, dresses, and tunics.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sleevelessadjective

    having no sleeves

  2. Sleevelessadjective

    wanting a cover, pretext, or palliation; unreasonable; profitless; bootless; useless

  3. Etymology: [AS. slfles.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sleeveless in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sleeveless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of sleeveless in a Sentence

  1. Michael Catalano:

    For Richard, who wears his emotions on his sleeveless tank top, it would have been too much for him [to say goodbye to his fans], most people want that last bow, not everybody.

  2. Tony Gentilcore:

    Rather than having my female clients focus on media-fed goals like losing 10 pounds or wearing a sleeveless dress, I try to get them to buy into more of the performance side of things, particularly from a strength-training perspective.

  3. Mahmood Mubaritz:

    We called him 'Rambo' because of his long hair and muscles, he had very strong arms and liked to wear tight, sleeveless shirts. He wanted to show us he was a strongman.

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