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  1. dulness

    Stupidity is sometimes loosely used for temporary dulness or partial stupor, but chiefly for innate and chronic dulness and sluggishness of mental action, obtuseness of apprehension, etc. Apathy may be temporary, and be dispelled by appeal to the feelings or by the presentation of an adequate motive, but stupidity is inveterate and commonly incurable. Compare APATHY; IDIOCY; STUPOR.

    Synonyms:
    apathy, insensibility, obtuseness, slowness, sluggishness, stupefaction, stupidity, stupor

    Antonyms:
    acuteness, alertness, animation, brilliancy, cleverness, intelligence, keenness, quickness, readiness, sagacity, sense, sensibility

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. dulness

    Synonyms:
    Dullness

How to use dulness in a sentence?

  1. Hazlitt:

    A lively blockhead in company is a public benefit. Silence or dulness by the side of folly looks like wisdom.

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#120897sluggishness
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