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Definition 1: lack of sensibility - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • 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.

(dullness is a kind of ...) devoid of passion or feeling; hardheartedness

Definition 2: without sharpness or clearness of edge or point - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible

Synonyms for dullness in the sense of this definition

(dullness is a kind of ...) any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)

"he could barely make out their shapes"

(... is a kind of dullness ) the quality of lacking a sharp edge or point

Definition 3: the quality of lacking interestingness - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • the stories were of a dullness to bring a buffalo to its knees

(dullness is a kind of ...) inability to capture or hold one's interest

(... is a kind of dullness ) extreme dullness; lacking spirit or interest

(... is a kind of dullness ) dullness owing to length or slowness

(... is a kind of dullness ) the quality of being vapid and unsophisticated

(... are attributes of dullness) lacking in liveliness or animation

"he was so dull at parties" "a dull political campaign" "a large dull impassive man" "dull days with nothing to do" "how dull and dreary the world is" "fell back into one of her dull moods"

Definition 4: a lack of visual brightness - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • the brightness of the orange sky was reflected in the dullness of the orange sea

(dullness is a kind of ...) an attribute of vision

(... is a kind of dullness ) the property of lights or sounds that lack brilliance or are reduced in intensity

(... is a kind of dullness ) the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss

Definition 5: the quality of being slow to understand - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for dullness in the sense of this definition

(dullness is a kind of ...) a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience

(... is a kind of dullness ) drowsiness and dullness manifested by yawning

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