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dullness

noun

1 dullness

The quality of being slow to understand.

synonym: obtuseness.

Roget 172: inertness, dullness etc. adj.; inertia, vis inertiae [Lat.], inertion, inactivity, torpor, languor; quiescence etc. 265; ... show more

Roget 683: inactivity; inaction etc. 681; inertness etc. 172; obstinacy etc. 606.    lull etc. (cessation) ... show more

Roget 823: insensibility, insensibleness; moral insensibility; inertness, inertia; vis inertiae [Lat.]; impassibility, impassibleness; inappetency, apathy, phlegm, dullness, hebetude, supineness, ... show more

Roget 843: dullness, heaviness, flatness; infestivity etc. 837, stupidity etc. 499; want of originality; dearth of ideas.    prose, matter of fact; ... show more

Dutch: stompzinnigheid
Polish: tępość



2 dullness

The quality of lacking interestingness.

Dutch: dufheid, saaiheid
Polish: bezbarwność

3 dullness

A lack of visual brightness.

4 dullness

Lack of sensibility.

5 dullness

Without sharpness or clearness of edge or point:
— The dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible.

synonym: bluntness.

Polish: nieostrość, tępość


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