Search Result for "flatness":
1. the property of having two dimensions;
[syn: two-dimensionality, flatness, planeness]
2. a want of animation or brilliance;
- Example: "the almost self-conscious flatness of Hemingway's style"
3. a deficiency in flavor;
- Example: "it needed lemon juice to sharpen the flatness of the dried lentils"
4. the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss;
[syn: flatness, lusterlessness, lustrelessness, mat, matt, matte]
5. inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy;
- Example: "the general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends"
[syn: languor, lethargy, sluggishness, phlegm, flatness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
flatness \flat"ness\, n. 1. The quality or state of being flat. [1913 Webster] 2. Eveness of surface; want of relief or prominence; the state of being plane or level. [1913 Webster] 3. Want of vivacity or spirit; prostration; dejection; depression. [1913 Webster] 4. Want of variety or flavor; dullness; insipidity. [1913 Webster] 5. Depression of tone; the state of being below the true pitch; -- opposed to sharpness or acuteness. [1913 Webster]