leadenness


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lead·en

 (lĕd′n)
adj.
1. Made of or containing lead.
2.
a. Heavy and inert.
b. Listless; sluggish.
3. Lacking liveliness or sparkle; dull: a leaden conversation.
4. Downcast; depressed: leaden spirits.
5. Dull, dark gray in color: drizzle from a leaden sky.

lead′en·ly adv.
lead′en·ness n.
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leadenness

noun
A deficiency in mental and physical alertness and activity:
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The ritualistic aspects of Zaubeiflote can drift toward leadenness, but Barrett helped generate an emotional immediacy that lifted the production into a more universal emotional territory.
There was always that feeling about Nixon, the amateur actor, of the leadenness, the pretense, the hopeless mortality of community theater.