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Definition of 'deadening'

See also: deaden 


  1. the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
       Synonyms: stultification constipation impairment


  1. 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

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