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  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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How to use dullness in a sentence?

  1. Dorothy Parker:

    Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.

  2. Harold Rosenberg:

    No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating.

  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.

  4. Edith Sitwell:

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

  5. Samuel Foote:

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

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  • embotamientoSpanish
  • latteus, näköisyys, tylsyys, tylsäFinnish
  • trulums, nespodrums, blāvumsLatvian
  • plictiseală, obtuzitateRomanian
  • тупоумие, вялость, затупление, матовость, тупость, неяркость, туповатость, тусклостьRussian

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