deadness

Definitions of deadness
1

n the inanimate property of something that has died

Type of:
inanimateness, lifelessness
not having life

n 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”
Synonyms:
unresponsiveness
Antonyms:
responsiveness
the quality of being responsive; reacting quickly; as a quality of people, it involves responding with emotion to people and events
Types:
resistance
the degree of unresponsiveness of a disease-causing microorganism to antibiotics or other drugs (as in penicillin-resistant bacteria)
Type of:
quality
an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone

n the physical property of something that has lost its elasticity

“he objected to the deadness of the tennis balls”
Type of:
inelasticity
the lack of elasticity

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