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Noun: flatness  flat-nus
  1. The property of having two dimensions
    - two-dimensionality, planeness
  2. A want of animation or brilliance
    "the almost self-conscious flatness of Hemingway's style"
  3. A deficiency in flavour
    "it needed lemon juice to sharpen the flatness of the dried lentils"
  4. The property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
    - lusterlessness [N. Amer], lustrelessness [Brit, Cdn], mat, matt, matte
  5. Inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy
    "the general appearance of flatness alarmed his friends";
    - languor, lethargy, sluggishness, phlegm

Type of: dimensionality, dullness, expressive style, gustatory perception, gustatory sensation, inactiveness, inactivity, inertia, style, taste, taste perception, taste sensation

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