(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Quality of being boring]
Syn. flatness, sameness, routine, uninterestingness, aridity, dryness, depression, dimness, drabness, tediousness, commonplaceness, mediocrity, tedium, monotony, deadliness, dreariness, insipidity, vapidity, staleness, lifelessness, tameness, familiarity; see also boredom , monotony , slowness 1 .
Ant. action*, liveliness, interest.
2. [Stupidity]
Syn. stupidness, insensibility, slow-wittedness; see stupidity 1 .
(Roget's Thesaurus II) also dulness noun 1. A deficiency in mental and physical alertness and activity: hebetude, languidness, languor, lassitude, leadenness, lethargy, hstlessness, sluggishness, stupor, torpidity, torpor. See ACTION. 2. A lack of excitement, liveliness, or interest: asepticism, blandness, colorlessness, drabness, dreariness, dryness, flatness, flavorlessness, insipidity, insipidness, jejuneness, lifelessness, ster-ileness, sterility, stodginess, vapidity, vapidness, weariness. See EXCITE.

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