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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "dense":

    denso, thick, high-density, heavy, intensive, density, electron-dense, densities, opaque, ultra-dense, intense

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How to use dense in a sentence?

  1. Melissa Rifkin:

    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.

  2. Tucker Clinton:

    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.

  3. Jonathan Shaw:

    All over the world, poor quality and highly energy-dense food is the cheapest.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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