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Synonyms for dullness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dullness, obtusenessnoun

    the quality of being slow to understand

    bluntness, obtuseness

    keenness, asperity, sharpness, brightness

  2. dullnessnoun

    the quality of lacking interestingness

    "the stories were of a dullness to bring a buffalo to its knees"

    bluntness, obtuseness

    sharpness, brightness, asperity, keenness

  3. dullnessnoun

    a lack of visual brightness

    "the brightness of the orange sky was reflected in the dullness of the orange sea"

    bluntness, obtuseness

    sharpness, asperity, brightness, keenness

  4. dullnessnoun

    lack of sensibility

    "there was a dullness in his heart"; "without him the dullness of her life crept into her work no matter how she tried to compartmentalize it."

    bluntness, obtuseness

    sharpness, asperity, keenness, brightness

  5. dullness, bluntnessnoun

    without sharpness or clearness of edge or point

    "the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible"

    bluntness, obtuseness

    asperity, sharpness, keenness, brightness

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  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Mystery is the wine of this universe. It makes us dizzy and makes us feel happy! Man needs enigma so that he can get rid of the dullness of the reality!

  2. Samuel Foote:

    He is not only dull himself, but the cause of dullness in others.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    A man of genius is privileged only as far as he is genius. His dullness is as insupportable as any other dullness.


    Every issue or matter has an option or rather you do have an option. Yes! you heard me right. You can choose either life or death, hard work or laziness, success or failure, riches or poverty, excellence or mediocrity, grace or disgrace, forgiveness or unforgivingness, righteousness or unrighteousness, covetousness or contentedness, morality or immorality, patience or impatience, fame or obscurity, peace or war, wisdom or foolishness, strength or weakness, knowledge or ignorance, understanding or misunderstanding, respect or disrespect, literacy or illiteracy, kindness or unkindness, unity or disunity, hopefulness or hopelessness, construction or destruction, salvation or damnation, encouragement or discouragement, greatness or commonness, fastness or dullness, hell or heaven, light or darkness, God or Satan, increase or decrease, appreciation or depreciation, gratitude or ingratitude, humility or pride, loyalty or disloyalty, gentleness or ungentleness, love or hatred, faithfulness or unfaithfulness, generosity or stinginess, fidelity or infidelity, honesty or dishonesty, courage or cowardice, happiness or unhappiness, compassion or cruelty, Godliness or ungodliness, justice or injustice. However, all of the above illustrations evidently shows that, you have the willpower to choose either the positive or the negative aspect of every issue or matter in life. As well, the world is in your oyster. That is to say, you are in a position to choose or enjoy a broad range of opportunities or options. But, I urge you as usual. Dare to choose the positive aspect of everything rather than the negative aspect of it. Even if/when you are in dilemma. ~Emeasoba George

  5. Edith Sitwell:

    Vulgarity is, in reality, nothing but a modern, chic, pert descendant of the goddess Dullness.

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Translations for dullness

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  • embotamientoSpanish
  • latteus, tylsyys, tylsä, näköisyysFinnish
  • blāvums, nespodrums, trulumsLatvian
  • plictiseală, obtuzitateRomanian
  • матовость, тусклость, тупоумие, вялость, затупление, тупость, неяркость, туповатостьRussian

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