Dullness

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Dullness->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ dullness
dullness
heaviness
flatness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ infestivity
infestivity
&c. 837
stupidity
&c. 499
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ want of originality
want of originality
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ dearth of ideas
dearth of ideas
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ prose
prose
matter of fact
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ heavy book
heavy book
conte a dormir debout
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ platitude
platitude
PARAG:Dullness->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be dull
be dull
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ prose
prose
take au serieux
be caught napping
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ render dull
render dull
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ damp
damp
depress
throw cold water on
lay a wet blanket on
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ fall flat upon the ear
fall flat upon the ear
PARAG:Dullness->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ dull
dull
dull as ditch water
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unentertaining
unentertaining
uninteresting
unlively
logy
=>(U.S.)
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ unimaginative
unimaginative
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ insulse
insulse
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ dry as dust
dry as dust
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ prosy
prosy
prosing
prosaic
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ matter of fact
matter of fact
commonplace
pointless
=>weary stale flat and unprofitable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ weary stale flat and unprofitable
weary stale flat and unprofitable
=>(Hamlet)
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ stupid
stupid
slow
flat
humdrum
monotonous
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ melancholic
melancholic
&c. 837
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ stolid
stolid
&c. 499
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ plodding
plodding

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • Dullness — 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 {dulness}.] [1913 Webster] And gentle dullness ever loves a joke …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dullness — index indistinctness, inertia, languor, opacity, sloth Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • dullness — noun 1. the quality of being slow to understand • Syn: ↑obtuseness • Derivationally related forms: ↑obtuse (for: ↑obtuseness), ↑dull • Hypernyms: ↑stupi …   Useful english dictionary

  • dullness — / dʌlnəs/ noun the fact of being dull ● the dullness of the market …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • dullness — dull ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking interest or excitement. 2) lacking brightness or sheen. 3) (of the weather) overcast. 4) slow to understand; rather unintelligent. 5) indistinctly felt or heard. ► VERB ▪ make or become dull …   English terms dictionary

  • dullness — noun see dull I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dullness — See dullish. * * * …   Universalium

  • dullness — noun /ˈdʌɫ.nəs/ a) The quality of being slow to understand things. b) The quality of being uninteresting …   Wiktionary

  • dullness — dull·ness (dulґnis) diminished resonance on percussion; also a peculiar percussion sound which lacks the normal resonance …   Medical dictionary

  • dullness — Synonyms and related words: abruptness, absence of color, acedia, achromaticity, achromatism, adynamia, aloofness, analgesia, anemia, anesthesia, angst, anguish, anxiety, apathy, aridity, aridness, ashiness, asininity, ataraxia, ataraxy, atony,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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