Dull·ness, n. The state of being dull; slowness; stupidity; heaviness; drowsiness; bluntness; obtuseness; dimness; want of luster; want of vividness, or of brightness. [Written also dulness.]
And gentle dullness ever loves a joke. --Pope.
n 1: the quality of being slow to understand [syn: dulness, obtuseness]
2: the quality of lacking interestingness [syn: dulness]
3: a lack of visual brightness [syn: dulness] [ant: brightness]
4: without sharpness of edge or point [syn: dulness, bluntness]
[ant: asperity, sharpness]