Synonyms for dense

Synonyms for (adjective) dense

Synonyms: dim, dense, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow

Definition: slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

Usage: so dense he never understands anything I say to him; never met anyone quite so dim; although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick- Thackeray; dumb officials make some really dumb decisions; he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse; worked with the slow students

Similar words: stupid

Definition: lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity


Synonyms: dense

Definition: having high relative density or specific gravity

Usage: dense as lead

Similar words: heavy

Definition: of comparatively great physical weight or density

Usage: a heavy load; lead is a heavy metal; heavy mahogany furniture


Synonyms: dense, thick

Definition: hard to pass through because of dense growth

Usage: dense vegetation; thick woods

Similar words: impenetrable

Definition: not admitting of penetration or passage into or through

Usage: an impenetrable fortress; impenetrable rain forests


Synonyms: dense, impenetrable, heavy

Definition: permitting little if any light to pass through because of denseness of matter

Usage: dense smoke; heavy fog; impenetrable gloom

Similar words: thick

Definition: relatively dense in consistency

Usage: thick cream; thick soup; thick smoke; thick fog