- Antonyms of DULLNESS
acumen, alertness, asperity, astuteness, brightness, brilliance, cleverness, discernment, insight, intelligence, judgment, keenness, logicality, logicalness, perception, perspicacity, quick-wittedness, quickness, rationality, rationalness, reasonableness, sagacity, sapience, sharpness, smartness, soundness, validity, wisdom, wit, Percipience, Sageness, braininess.
- Examples of usage:
- These pleasant spaces, which Odo had to himself save when the canonesses walked there to recite their rosary, he peopled with the knights and ladies of the novelle, and the fantastic beings of Pulci's epic: there walked the Fay Morgana, Regulus the loyal knight, the giant Morgante, Trajan the just Emperor and the proud figure of King Conrad; so that, escaping thither from the after- dinner dullness of the tapestry parlour, the boy seemed to pass from the most oppressive solitude to a world of warmth and fellowship. - "The Valley of Decision" by Edith Wharton
- And as I grew aware of this, the dullness fell off me, and all became very distinct. - "The Splendid Spur" by Arthur T. Quiller Couch
- His audience listened in an apathetic manner, and it struck Andrew that a curious, matter- of- fact dullness characterized the proceedings. - "For the Allinson Honor" by Harold Bindloss