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, 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, 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, irksome, black, silent, wispy, heavy, dim, purblind, muffled, tedious, impenetrable, dull, dimmed, speechless, shadowy, tiresome, softened, bleak, thick, wearisome, obtuse, leaden
Having relatively high density.
Compact; crowded together.
Thick; difficult to penetrate.
Opaque; allowing little light to pass through.
Obscure, or difficult to understand.
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.
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abstruse, ambiguous, cloudy, complex, complicated, dark, darksome, deep, difficult, dim, doubtful, dusky, enigmatical, hidden, incomprehensible, indistinct, intricate, involved, muddy, mysterious, obscure, profound, turbid, unintelligible
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How to use dense in a sentence?
When it comes to nutrient breakdown, your best option is to go with the fast casual foods, however, don't be fooled that they're necessarily better for you when it comes to calorie load, 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.
As we learn more about it, we know that the web of connections between people on Trump’s team and Russian representatives just gets more and more dense.
All over the world, poor quality and highly energy-dense food is the cheapest.
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.
It's possible that dense feathers were primarily selected for insulation, as body size decreased in theropod dinosaurs on the evolutionary pathway to modern birds, feathers could have then later been co-opted for sexual display or flying.
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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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