Definition of deadness:
- 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.
- insensibility (part of speech: noun)
- non-resonance (part of speech: noun)
- numbness (part of speech: noun)
- motionlessness (part of speech: noun)
He attributed to his desire for it the strange deadness of the atmosphere, and his incapacity to get an idea out of anything he looked on: he had not a sensation of cold till the stinging element gripped him.- "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
To what is much of the deadness, and dullness, and languor of our frames to be traced- the poverty of our faith, the lukewarmness of our love, the coldness of our Sabbath services, the little hold and influence of divine things upon us?- "Memories of Bethany", John Ross Macduff.
But even if certain village and city churches should become still more empty, than is now the case in consequence of the deadness and constantly decreasing reality in our forms of worship, has the state duties to perform only toward the uneducated?- "The Children of the World", Paul Heyse.