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Definition of "deadness" [dead•ness]

  • The state of not being alive. Having the property of lifelessness, as if dead. (noun)
  • A lack of elasticity. (noun)
  • A lack of sparkle in a fizzy drink. (noun)
  • A lack of animation in a person. (noun)

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Use "deadness" in a sentence
  • "He had a great many other things to say; but this was what we were willing to hear: a reaction against the gross contempt for soldiering which had really given a certain Chinese deadness to the Victorians."
  • "It might be described as a deadness — or an absence of life; something that no face, upon an upright figure, should be."
  • "Besides, that blindness, ignorance, darkness, deadness, which is everywhere ascribed to us in the state of nature, doth fully comprise that also whereof we speak."