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Meaning of DEADENING

Pronunciation:  'dedning

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
  2. [adj]  so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"

DEADENING is a 9 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: boring, constipation, dull, ho-hum, impairment, irksome, slow, stultification, tedious, tiresome, uninteresting, wearisome
 See Also: debasement, degradation



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