Noun: dullness dúl-nus
- The quality of being slow to understand
- 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
"the dullness of the pencil made his writing illegible";
See also: dull, hebetudinous
Type of: callosity, callousness, cold-bloodedness, configuration, conformation, contour, form, hardness, insensibility, shape, stupidity, unfeelingness, uninterestingness, visual property
Antonym: brightness, sharpness