Dullness - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʌlnəs|  American pronunciation of the word dullness
Brit.  |ˈdʌlnəs|  British pronunciation of the word dullness

noun

- the quality of being slow to understand (syn: obtuseness)
- the quality of lacking interestingness

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

- a lack of visual brightness

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

- lack of sensibility

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.

- without sharpness or clearness of edge or point(syn: bluntness)

the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible

Examples

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

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

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.

the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible

Theobald as a plodding antiquarian, was an excellent exponent of dullness.

His dullness's just giving me the pip.

his dullness was due to lack of initiation

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