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Synonyms for dullness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dullness, obtuseness(noun)

    the quality of being slow to understand

    Synonyms:
    bluntness, dullness, obtuseness

    Antonyms:
    keenness, asperity, sharpness, brightness

  2. dullness(noun)

    the quality of lacking interestingness

    "the stories were of a dullness to bring a buffalo to its knees"

    Synonyms:
    bluntness, obtuseness

    Antonyms:
    sharpness, brightness, asperity, keenness

  3. dullness(noun)

    a lack of visual brightness

    "the brightness of the orange sky was reflected in the dullness of the orange sea"

    Synonyms:
    bluntness, obtuseness

    Antonyms:
    sharpness, asperity, brightness, keenness

  4. dullness(noun)

    lack of sensibility

    "there was a dullness in his heart"; "without him the dullness of her life crept into her work no matter how she tried to compartmentalize it."

    Synonyms:
    bluntness, obtuseness

    Antonyms:
    sharpness, asperity, keenness, brightness

  5. dullness, bluntness(noun)

    without sharpness or clearness of edge or point

    "the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible"

    Synonyms:
    bluntness, dullness, obtuseness

    Antonyms:
    asperity, sharpness, keenness, brightness


Translations for dullness

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • embotamientoSpanish
  • latteus, tylsyys, tylsä, näköisyysFinnish
  • blāvums, nespodrums, trulumsLatvian
  • plictiseală, obtuzitateRomanian
  • матовость, тусклость, тупоумие, вялость, затупление, тупость, неяркость, туповатостьRussian

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