dulness

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Noun[edit]

dulness (usually uncountable, plural dulnesses)

  1. obsolete spelling of dullness
    • 1843, Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present, book 3, chapter XIII, Democracy
      A smack of all Human Life lies in the Tailor: its wild struggles towards beauty, dignity, freedom, victory; and how, hemmed in by Sedan and Huddersfield, by Nescience, Dulness, Prurience, and other sad necessities and laws of Nature, it has attained just to this: Grey Savagery of Three Sacks with a hem!