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Meaning of DULLNESS

Pronunciation:  d'ulnus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  without sharpness of edge or point
  2. [n]  a lack of visual brightness
  3. [n]  the quality of lacking interestingness
  4. [n]  the quality of being slow to understand

DULLNESS is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: bluntness, dulness, dulness, obtuseness
 Antonyms: asperity, brightness, keenness, sharpness
 See Also: boringness, configuration, conformation, contour, dimness, dreariness, flatness, form, jejuneness, jejunity, lusterlessness, lustrelessness, mat, matt, matte, obtuseness, oscitance, oscitancy, shape, stupidity, subduedness, tameness, tediousness, tedium, tiresomeness, uninterestingness, vapidity, vapidness, visual property



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Dull"ness\, n.
The state of being dull; slowness; stupidity; heaviness;
drowsiness; bluntness; obtuseness; dimness; want of luster;
want of vividness, or of brightness. [Written also

      And gentle dullness ever loves a joke.   --Pope.

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