adjective see sap I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Sapless — Sap less, a. 1. Destitute of sap; not juicy. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: Dry; old; husky; withered; spiritless. A somewhat sapless womanhood. Lowell. [1913 Webster] Now sapless on the verge of death he stands. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sapless — index languid, powerless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sapless — adjective 1. lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality a feeble old woman her body looked sapless • Syn: ↑decrepit, ↑debile, ↑feeble, ↑infirm, ↑rickety, ↑weak, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sapless — saplessness, n. /sap lis/, adj. 1. without sap; withered; dry: sapless plants. 2. lacking vitality or spirit; insipid. [1585 95; SAP1 + LESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • sapless — /ˈsæpləs/ (say sapluhs) adjective 1. destitute of sap; withered: sapless plants. 2. lacking vitality; insipid. {sap1 + less} …   Australian English dictionary

  • sapless — adjective a) lacking in sap b) lacking vivacity …   Wiktionary

  • sapless — Synonyms and related words: Saharan, anemic, anhydrous, arid, asthenic, athirst, bland, bloodless, bone dry, chicken, cowardly, dead, debilitated, desert, dilute, diluted, driveling, drooping, droopy, droughty, dry, dry as dust, dull, dusty,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sapless — (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Dry] Syn. shriveled, dehydrated, decayed; see dry 1 , withered . 2. [Insipid] Syn. spineless, ineffectual, lazy; see dull 4 , weak 3 …   English dictionary for students

  • sapless — sap·less || sæplɪs adj. juiceless, lacking sap; lifeless, lacking vigor or vitality …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sapless — a. 1. Without sap, destitute of sap. 2. Decayed, dry, old, withered …   New dictionary of synonyms

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