Definition of Deadness

1. Noun. The quality of being unresponsive; not reacting; as a quality of people, it is marked by a failure to respond quickly or with emotion to people or events. "In an instant all the deadness and withdrawal were wiped away"

Exact synonyms: Unresponsiveness
Generic synonyms: Quality
Specialized synonyms: Frigidity, Frigidness, Resistance
Derivative terms: Dead, Dead, Unresponsive, Unresponsive
Antonyms: Responsiveness



2. Noun. The physical property of something that has lost its elasticity. "He objected to the deadness of the tennis balls"
Generic synonyms: Inelasticity
Derivative terms: Dead

3. Noun. The inanimate property of something that has died.
Generic synonyms: Inanimateness, Lifelessness
Derivative terms: Dead, Dead, Dead, Dead, Dead, Dead, Dead

Definition of Deadness

1. n. The state of being destitute of life, vigor, spirit, activity, etc.; dullness; inertness; languor; coldness; vapidness; indifference; as, the deadness of a limb, a body, or a tree; the deadness of an eye; deadness of the affections; the deadness of beer or cider; deadness to the world, and the like.

Definition of Deadness

1. Noun. The state of not being alive. Having the property of lifelessness, as if dead. ¹

2. Noun. A lack of elasticity. ¹

3. Noun. A lack of sparkle in a fizzy drink. ¹

4. Noun. A lack of animation in a person. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deadness

1. the state of being dead [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Deadness

1. The state of being destitute of life, vigor, spirit, activity, etc.; dullness; inertness; languor; coldness; vapidness; indifference; as, the deadness of a limb, a body, or a tree; the deadness of an eye; deadness of the affections; the deadness of beer or cider; deadness to the world, and the like. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Deadness

deadlocked
deadlocking
deadlocks
deadly
deadly agaric
deadly embrace
deadly embraces
deadly nightshade
deadly nightshades
deadly sin
deadly sins
deadman
deadman's brake
deadman's brakes
deadmen
deadness (current term)
deadnesses
deadnettle
deadnettles
deadpan
deadpanned
deadpanner
deadpanners
deadpanning
deadpans
deadrise
deadrises
deads
deadset
deadstick

Literary usage of Deadness

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1. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey, John Wood Warter (1855)
"... slave» by the French in the xvith century, i9a. Ram, if his tongue black, his lambs will be black, 161. Ranter», 48, 170. Profanation, deadness to, 898. ..."

2. The Friends' Library: Comprising Journals, Doctrinal Treatises, and Other by William Evans, Thomas Evans (1847)
"... raised from the deadness of the letter, to live in the Spirit unto the Lord our God. We were favoured during the various sittings of this yearly meeting ..."

3. The Chemistry of Common Life by James Finlay Weir Johnston, Arthur Herbert Church (1880)
"How this explains the liveliness of champagne and soda-water, the bursting of bottles, the briskness and deadness of beer, &c.—Excess of oxygen in the air ..."

4. Theism, Doctrinal and Practical; Or, Didactic Religious Utterances by Francis William Newman (1858)
"How shall the faithless cure his deadness, or life rise out of death ? ... If no wilful and conscious sin be thy malady, but only deadness, Springing from ..."

5. A German-English dictionary of terms used in medicine and the allied sciences by Hugo Lang, Bertram Abrahams (1905)
"... tactile papilla Gefühls-sinn, m. sense of touch Gefühls-stumpfheit, /. deadness numbness of sensation Gefühls-thätigkeit, /. sensory pacity Gefühls ..."

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