Definition of succourless in English:


(US succorless)


  • See succour

    • ‘Then, in the distance, it appeared - a beacon of food in a succorless landscape.’
    • ‘Time was when Bhagatji used to go about seeking shelterless, succourless people, for care.’
    • ‘Such miserable events are of rare occurrence, but show how open, wild, and succourless the country still remains.’
    • ‘I continued: - ‘This poor wretch is deserted, dying, succourless; in these unhappy times, God knows how soon any or all of us may be in like want.’’
    • ‘For in their succourless empty-handedness, they, in the heathenish sharked waters, and by the beaches of unrecorded, javelin islands, battled with virgin wonders and terrors that Cook with all his marines and muskets would not willingly have dared.’