Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not lustrous; without lustre.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not lustrous; not shining.
  • [The above is the reading in some modern editions; the old editions have illustrious.]

Etymologies

un- +‎ lustrous (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • However, US distributor Columbia refused the expense of color prints, releasing it only in decidedly unlustrous black-and-white.

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  • Pottery with very pale sometimes greenish clay, and grey black totally unlustrous paint.

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  • He is one who will undertake this despised unlustrous matter of which our ordinary human life consists, and make a science of it, building up its generalizations from its particulars, and observing the actual reality, -- the thing as it is, freshly, for that purpose; and not omitting any detail, -- the poorest.

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