Synonyms for dullness
|Grammar : Noun|
|Spell : duhl|
|Phonetic Transcription : dʌl|
Top 10 synonyms for dullness
Définition of dullnessOrigin :
- c.1200, "stupid;" early 13c., "blunt, not sharp;" rare before mid-14c., apparently from Old English dol "dull-witted, foolish," or an unrecorded parallel word, or from Middle Low German dul "slow-witted," both from Proto-Germanic *dulaz (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon dol "foolish," Old High German tol, German toll "mad, wild," Gothic dwals "foolish"), from PIE *dheu- (1) "dust, vapor, smoke" (and related notions of "defective perception or wits"). Of color from early 15c.; of pain or other sensations from 1725. Sense of "boring" first recorded 1580s.
- dull. (8) Not exhilarating; not delightful; as to make dictionaries is dull work. [Johnson]
- Dullsville, slang for "town where nothing happens," attested from 1960.
- noun quality of being boring
- noun stupidity
- For all her dullness, it was a signal from Sally that saved Andrew.
- Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
- Yet, now, in the dullness ran a faint suggestion of something sinister.
- Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
- I know all about the "dullness" and "monotony" of rural life, bad housing and the rest of it.
- Extract from : « Another Sheaf » by John Galsworthy
- His attempts at general conversation broke down into dullness.
- Extract from : « A Set of Six » by Joseph Conrad
- Recent Paris and Calcutta retrospect chides his dullness of perception.
- Extract from : « Oswald Langdon » by Carson Jay Lee
- His dullness and immobility had increased almost to a stupor.
- Extract from : « The Crooked House » by Brandon Fleming
- Greta complained bitterly of her dullness when her friends had left.
- Extract from : « Doctor Luttrell's First Patient » by Rosa Nouchette Carey
- The dullness which comes of "all work and no play" may be said to affect the carver at times.
- Extract from : « Wood-Carving » by George Jack
- That may quite likely have been due to my own dullness of comprehension.
- Extract from : « Quiet Talks on Power » by S.D. Gordon
- Ah, monsieur could not conceive to himself the dullness of it.
- Extract from : « The Lock And Key Library » by Various
Antonyms for dullness
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