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dullness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}.] 
 
  And  gentle  dullness  ever  loves  a  joke.  --Pope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dullness 
  n  1:  the  quality  of  being  slow  to  understand  [syn:  {dulness},  {obtuseness}] 
  2:  the  quality  of  lacking  interestingness  [syn:  {dulness}] 
  3:  a  lack  of  visual  brightness  [syn:  {dulness}]  [ant:  {brightness}] 
  4:  without  sharpness  of  edge  or  point  [syn:  {dulness},  {bluntness}] 
  [ant:  {asperity},  {sharpness}] 




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