Definition of 'deadening'
See also: deaden
- the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
Synonyms: stultification constipation impairment
- so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"
Synonyms: boring dull ho-hum irksome slow tedious tiresome wearisome