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Definition 1: the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for deadening in the sense of this definition

(deadening is a kind of ...) changing to a lower state (a less respected state)

Definition 2: so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where deadening or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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
  • tedious days on the train
  • the tiresome chirping of a cricket
  • other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome

Synonyms for deadening in the sense of this definition

(deadening is similar to ...) arousing no interest or attention or curiosity or excitement

"a very uninteresting account of her trip"

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