dense, heavy, impenetrable(adj)
permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter
"dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"
laboured, sullen, laborious, heavy, dull, overweight, toilsome, slow, intemperate, sound, dumb, wakeless, dense, grueling, with child(p), threatening, grave, profound, lowering, cloggy, heavy(a), large(p), clayey, enceinte, grievous, fleshy, weighed down, hard, weighty, impenetrable, gruelling, expectant, lumbering, ponderous, backbreaking, sonorous, great(p), arduous, operose, dim, heavy(p), big(a), labored, punishing, thick, gravid, big(p), obtuse, leaden
hard to pass through because of dense growth
"dense vegetation"; "thick woods"
duncical, duncish, dull, dim, thickheaded, thick(p), loggerheaded, dense, impenetrable, chummy, thick-skulled, thickset, dumb, deep, slow, blockheaded, heavy, compact, stocky, boneheaded, wooden-headed, heavyset, obtuse, buddy-buddy, fatheaded, thick, slurred
having high relative density or specific gravity
"dense as lead"
dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow(adj)
slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
"so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"
vague, ho-hum, muted, sluggish, subdued, deadening, faint, mute, slow, thudding, boring, dumb, dense, irksome, black, silent, wispy, heavy, dim, purblind, muffled, tedious, impenetrable, dull, dimmed, speechless, shadowy, tiresome, softened, bleak, thick, wearisome, obtuse, leaden
dense(adjective)Having relatively high density.
dense(adjective)Compact; crowded together.
dense(adjective)Thick; difficult to penetrate.
dense(adjective)Opaque; allowing little light to pass through.
dense(adjective)Obscure, or difficult to understand.
dense(adjective)Of a person, slow to comprehend; of low intelligence.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
That is obscure which the eye or the mind can not clearly discern or see through, whether because of its own want of transparency, its depth or intricacy, or because of mere defect of light. That which is complicated is likely to be obscure, but that may be obscure which is not at all complicated and scarcely complex, as a muddy pool. In that which is abstruse (Latin abs, from, and trudo, push) as if removed from the usual course of thought or out of the way of apprehension or discovery, the thought is remote, hidden; in that which is obscure there may be nothing to hide; it is hard to see to the bottom of the profound, because of its depth, but the most shallow turbidness is obscure. Compare COMPLEX; DARK; DIFFICULT; MYSTERIOUS.
See synonyms for CLEAR.
abstruse, ambiguous, cloudy, complex, complicated, dark, darksome, deep, difficult, dim, doubtful, dusky, enigmatical, hidden, incomprehensible, indistinct, intricate, involved, muddy, mysterious, obscure, profound, turbid, unintelligible
Translations for dense
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- глупав, непрозрачен, тъп, гъст, плътен, компактенBulgarian
- densCatalan, Valencian
- tæt, kompaktDanish
- cabeza dura, compacto, menso, denso, obscuro, enigmático, tupido, espeso, macizoSpanish
- tiheä, taaja, pimeä, hämärä, sankka, tiivisFinnish
- թանձր, խիտArmenian
- pastoso, densoItalian
- 濃い, 密Japanese
- apiapi, whakaapiMāori
- збиен, густMacedonian
- tępy, gęsty, zbity, zwartyPolish
- ګڼ, ټينګPashto, Pushto
- denso, compactoPortuguese
- компактный, густой, плотный, глупый, непрозрачный, тупойRussian
- trög, kompakt, tätSwedish
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