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  1. dullness, obtusenessnoun

    the quality of being slow to understand

    Synonyms:
    bluntness, obtuseness

    Antonyms:
    keenness, asperity, sharpness, brightness

  2. dullnessnoun

    the quality of lacking interestingness

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

    Synonyms:
    bluntness, obtuseness

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    bluntness, obtuseness

    Antonyms:
    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."

    Synonyms:
    bluntness, obtuseness

    Antonyms:
    sharpness, asperity, keenness, brightness

  5. dullness, bluntnessnoun

    without sharpness or clearness of edge or point

    "the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible"

    Synonyms:
    bluntness, obtuseness

    Antonyms:
    asperity, sharpness, keenness, brightness

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How to use dullness in a sentence?

  1. Edith Sitwell:

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

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

  5. Dorothy Parker:

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


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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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