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English noun: dullness

1. dullness (cognition) the quality of being slow to understand


Synonymsobtuseness


Broader (hypernym)stupidity


Narrower (hyponym)oscitance, oscitancy

2. dullness (attribute) the quality of lacking interestingness


SamplesThe stories were of a dullness to bring a buffalo to its knees.


Broader (hypernym)uninterestingness


Narrower (hyponym)boringness, dreariness, insipidity, insipidness, jejuneness, jejunity, tameness, tediousness, tedium, tiresomeness, vapidity, vapidness


Attributedull

3. dullness (attribute) a lack of visual brightness


SamplesThe brightness of the orange sky was reflected in the dullness of the orange sea.


Broader (hypernym)visual property


Narrower (hyponym)dimness, flatness, lusterlessness, lustrelessness, mat, matt, matte, subduedness


Antonymsbrightness

4. dullness (attribute) lack of sensibility


SamplesThere 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..


Broader (hypernym)callosity, callousness, hardness, insensibility, unfeelingness

5. dullness (attribute) without sharpness or clearness of edge or point


SamplesThe dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible.


Synonymsbluntness


Broader (hypernym)configuration, conformation, contour, form, shape


Narrower (hyponym)obtuseness


Antonymsasperity, keenness, sharpness, sharpness









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