Definition of deadness in US English:



  • See dead

    • ‘I thought this terribly symptomatic of the deadness of his feelings, no doubt the result of too much shock treatment.’
    • ‘Sighing he looked around him at the deadness of the forest.’
    • ‘His last thought before the sweet deadness of sleep overcame him was that he had to be rescued quickly or else not at all.’
    • ‘I saw the deadness in kids' eyes become an amazing sparkle.’
    • ‘Survivors frequently complain of chronic depression and an inner deadness, unable to experience lasting pleasure or excitement.’