Reference > Roget’s > International Thesaurus > 843. Dullness.
  PREVIOUS NEXT  
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD · INDEX GUIDE
Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section II. Personal Affections
1. Passive Affections
 
843. Dullness.
 
  
NOUN:DULLNESS or dulness, heaviness, flatness; infestivity [See Dejection], stupidity [See Imbecility. Folly]; want of originality; dearth of ideas.
  prose, matter of fact; heavy book, conte à dormir debout [F.]; commonplace, platitude.
  
VERB:BE DULL &c. adj.; hang fire, fall flat; platitudinize, prose, take au sérieux [F.], be caught napping.
  RENDER DULL &c. adj.; damp, depress, throw cold water on, lay a wet blanket on; fall flat upon the ear.
  
ADJECTIVE:DULL, - as ditch water; jejune, dry, unentertaining, uninteresting, un- lively, heavy-footed, elephantine; slow of comprehension; insipid, tasteless, slow as cold molasses [colloq.], logy [U. S.]; unimaginative; insulse; dry as dust; prosy, prosing, prosaic; matter-of-fact, commonplace, platitudinous, pointless; “weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable” [Hamlet].
  STUPID, slow, flat, humdrum, monotonous; melancholic [See Dejection]; stolid [See Imbecility. Folly]; plodding.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Davus sum non Ædipus.
  2. Fain would I write but that I fear to pall.—Cynic’s Calendar

CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD · INDEX GUIDE

  PREVIOUS NEXT  
 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors