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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dense, heavy, impenetrable(adj)

    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, thick(adj)

    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. dense(adj)

    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, 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"

    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

Wiktionary

  1. dense(adjective)

    Having relatively high density.

    Synonyms:
    solid

  2. dense(adjective)

    Compact; crowded together.

    Synonyms:
    compact, crowded, packed

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

  3. dense(adjective)

    Thick; difficult to penetrate.

    Synonyms:
    solid, thick

    Antonyms:
    thin

  4. dense(adjective)

    Opaque; allowing little light to pass through.

    Synonyms:
    opaque, cloudy

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

  5. dense(adjective)

    Obscure, or difficult to understand.

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

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

  6. dense(adjective)

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

    Synonyms:
    thick, dumb, stupid, slow

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

  7. dense(adjective)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dense(a.)

    Synonyms:
    close, compact, condensed, compressed, thick

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How to use dense in a sentence?

  1. Michael Katchen:

    There is a benefit in being part of the engineering culture in the Valley ... a different sort of skill set that you acquire from being in senior positions or being around such a dense population of startups.

  2. Julie Courchaine:

    This is very challenging terrain, this is a large area, there's a lot of dense bush, swampy areas, the police officers that are up there are trained for these types of situations.

  3. Police Chief Robert Luna:

    If you're talking about a crime that occurred at 6 p.m. on a Saturday in a highly dense, congested residential area, somebody had to have seen or heard something.

  4. Gert Verdonck:

    There is a big population, dense population in Beira, of course any spread of any kind of epidemic will be a lot quicker here.

  5. 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.

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