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  1. denseadjective

    Having relatively high density.

    Synonyms:
    solid

  2. denseadjective

    Compact; crowded together.

    Synonyms:
    crowded, packed, compact

    Antonyms:
    sparse, rarefied, few and far between, scattered, diffuse

  3. denseadjective

    Thick; difficult to penetrate.

    Synonyms:
    solid, thick

    Antonyms:
    thin

  4. denseadjective

    Opaque; allowing little light to pass through.

    Synonyms:
    cloudy, opaque

    Antonyms:
    diaphanous, translucent, see-through, transparent, clear

  5. denseadjective

    Obscure, or difficult to understand.

    Synonyms:
    abstruse, incomprehensible, hard, obscure, difficult, tough

    Antonyms:
    comprehensible, straightforward, simple, understandable, easy, clear

  6. denseadjective

    Of a person, slow to comprehend; of low intelligence.

    Synonyms:
    slow, stupid, dumb, thick

    Antonyms:
    quick, canny, smart, bright, quick-witted, intelligent

  7. denseadjective

    Antonyms:
    meager

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dense

    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.

    Synonyms:
    abstruse, ambiguous, cloudy, complex, complicated, dark, darksome, deep, difficult, dim, doubtful, dusky, enigmatical, hidden, incomprehensible, indistinct, intricate, involved, muddy, mysterious, obscure, profound, turbid, unintelligible

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dense

    Synonyms:
    slow, thick, stupid, stolid, solid, stout, compact, consolidated, condensed, close, thickset

    Antonyms:
    quick, clever, intelligent, rare, rarefied, uncompacted, sparse

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dense, heavy, impenetrableadjective

    permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter

    "dense smoke"; "heavy fog"; "impenetrable gloom"

    Synonyms:
    laboured, sullen, laborious, heavy, dull, overweight, toilsome, slow, intemperate, sound, dumb, wakeless, 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

    Antonyms:
    penetrable, smart, light, thin

  2. dense, thickadjective

    hard to pass through because of dense growth

    "dense vegetation"; "thick woods"

    Synonyms:
    duncical, duncish, dull, dim, thickheaded, thick(p), loggerheaded, impenetrable, chummy, thick-skulled, thickset, dumb, deep, slow, blockheaded, heavy, compact, stocky, boneheaded, wooden-headed, heavyset, obtuse, buddy-buddy, fatheaded, thick, slurred

    Antonyms:
    thin, penetrable, smart, light

  3. denseadjective

    having high relative density or specific gravity

    "dense as lead"

    Synonyms:
    heavy, dull, obtuse, impenetrable, dim, thick, dumb, slow

    Antonyms:
    penetrable, light, smart, thin

  4. dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slowadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    vague, ho-hum, muted, sluggish, subdued, deadening, faint, mute, slow, thudding, boring, dumb, irksome, black, silent, wispy, heavy, dim, purblind, muffled, tedious, impenetrable, dull, dimmed, speechless, shadowy, tiresome, softened, bleak, thick, wearisome, obtuse, leaden

    Antonyms:
    thin, smart, light, penetrable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. denseadjective

    Synonyms:
    close, compact, condensed, compressed, thick

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How to use dense in a sentence?

  1. Susannah Maidment:

    Although we have found dense internal structures that we have interpreted as nuclei in our cells, and the cells we found appear to preserve original components of blood, there is no evidence of any organelles or DNA within the nuclei, but even if one was to find some fragments of DNA, we would not be able to reconstruct a dinosaur 'Jurassic Park-style' because we would need the complete genome to figure out where the holes in the DNA are.

  2. Eric Abbruzzese:

    Something dense like cybersecurity may have more issue in adapting content to a visual-first medium than something like biology.

  3. Kelly Miller:

    Comets and primitive bodies in the outer solar system are really interesting because theyre thought to be leftover building blocks of the solar system, those small bodies could be incorporated into larger bodies, like Titan, and the dense, organic-rich rocky material could be found in its core.

  4. Melissa Rifkin:

    As shown in this study, fast casual foods are more calorically dense, the reason being is they are often larger in size than fast food portion sizes, while being aware of calories and sodium can be helpful, there is a dark side to an over-emphasis on numbers.

  5. Gail Vance Civille:

    Just on the texture side, [ the chocolate chip cookie ] has a lot going for it, every bite will be interesting. ... You will hit the cookie, which has crispness due to air pockets in the cookie crumb, and then the chocolate, which is dense and uniform when you bite through it. It's like a symphony orchestra playing together. ... It's very harmonious.


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