deadness

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Deadness \Dead"ness\, noun The state of being destitute of life, vigor, spirit, activity, etc.; dullness; inertness; languor; coldness; vapidness; indifference; as, the deadness of a limb, a body, or a tree; the deadness of an eye; deadness of the affections; the deadness of beer or cider; deadness to the world, and the like.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

deadness

noun

1: the quality of being unresponsive; not reacting; as a quality of people, it is marked by a failure to respond quickly or with emotion to people or events; "she began to recover from her numb unresponsiveness after the accident"; "in an instant all the deadness and withdrawal were wiped away" [syn: {unresponsiveness}, {deadness}] [ant: {responsiveness}]

2: the physical property of something that has lost its elasticity; "he objected to the deadness of the tennis balls"

3: the inanimate property of something that has died


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