HyperDic: dullness

English > 5 senses of the word dullness:
NOUNcognitiondullness, obtusenessthe quality of being slow to understand
attributedullnessthe quality of lacking interestingness
attributedullnessa lack of visual brightness
attributedullnesslack of sensibility
attributedullness, bluntnesswithout sharpness or clearness of edge or point
dullness > pronunciation
Soundsdah'lnahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > dullness: 5 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe quality of being slow to understand.
Synonymobtuseness
Narroweroscitancy, oscitancedrowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning
BroaderstupidityA poor ability to understand or to profit from experience
Adjectivesdullslow to learn or understand
English > dullness: 5 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe quality of lacking interestingness.
Example"the stories were of a dullness to bring a buffalo to its knees"
Attributesdulllacking in liveliness or animation
Narrowerboringness, dreariness, insipidness, insipidityextreme / extreme dullness
jejunity, jejuneness, tameness, vapidity, vapidnessThe quality of being vapid and unsophisticated
tediousness, tedium, tiresomenessdullness owing to length or slowness
Broaderuninterestingnessinability to capture or hold one's interest
Spanishinactividad, paro, quietud
Catalanatur, inactivitat, quietud
Adjectivesdulllacking in liveliness or animation
dullso lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
English > dullness: 5 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningA lack of visual brightness.
Example"the brightness of the orange sky was reflected in the dullness of the orange sea"
Narrowerdimness, subduednessThe property of lights or sounds that lack brilliance or are reduced in intensity
flatness, lusterlessness, lustrelessness, mat, matt, matteThe property of having little or no contrast
Broadervisual propertyAn attribute of vision
OppositebrightnessThe location of a visual perception along a continuum from black to white
Adjectivesdullemitting or reflecting very little light
dulldarkened with overcast
dull(of color) very low in saturation
English > dullness: 5 senses > noun 4, attribute
Meaninglack of sensibility.
Examples
  • "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."
Broaderunfeelingness, callousness, callosity, hardness, insensibilityDevoid of passion or feeling
Adjectivesdullnot keenly felt
dullblunted in responsiveness or sensibility
English > dullness: 5 senses > noun 5, attribute
MeaningWithout sharpness or clearness of edge or point.
Example"the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible"
Synonymbluntness
NarrowerobtusenessThe quality of lacking a sharp / sharp edge or point
Broadershape, form, configuration, contour, conformationAny spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
Oppositeasperity, sharpnessharshness of manner
sharpness, keennessthinness of edge or fineness of point
Spanishpoco filoso, torpeza
Adjectivesdullnot having a sharp edge or point

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