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Synonyms for dense
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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. Susan Scott:

    About 900 million years ago, this black hole ate a very dense star, known as a neutron star, like Pac-man -- possibly snuffing out the star instantly, the ANU SkyMapper Telescope responded to the detection alert and scanned the entire likely region of space where the event occurred, but we've not found any visual confirmation.

  2. Robin Dawson:

    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.

  3. Ross MacPhee:

    Despite their ungainly appearance, different species of glyptodonts occupied habitats as distinct as open grassland and dense woodland, all the way from Patagonia to the southern parts of the continental United States, although their disappearance has been blamed on human depredation as well as climate change, some species persisted into the early part of the modern or Holocene epoch, long after the disappearance of mammoths and saber-toothed cats. Like the loss of giant ground sloths, mastodons, and dozens of other remarkable mammalian species, the precise cause of the New World megafaunal extinctions remains uncertain.

  4. Elena Tovar:

    The major hypothesis that can be taken away from this study is interesting but not so mind-blowing - eating more frequently throughout the day leads to a greater intake of healthier, lower calorically-dense foods, which in turn leads to a lower overall caloric intake and BMI, this just makes sense - eating more often staves off hunger so that we don’t end up eating whatever we can get our hands on later on, thereby making it more likely that the foods we eat are healthier.

  5. The USGS:

    This morning dense ballistic blocks up to 60 cm (2 feet) across were found in the parking lot a few hundred yards (meters) from Halemaumau (Kilauea's crater), these reflect the most energetic explosions yet observed and could reflect the onset of steam-driven explosive activity.


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