deadening deadening  /ˈdɛ də nɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of making something futile and useless (as by routine)
  2. (adj) so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

Usage(s):

  1. But for a long time the iconic Canto-pop star saw his job in the same way most of us see ours: as a soul-deadening grind.
  2. There is a distrust of the future, a questioning of what is passed off as progress that can be spiritually deadening, even though it may be tactically astute.
  3. Chores sound like character-building fun for men but like soul-deadening drudgery for women.

News

  1. Santa Clara: Popular Great America roller coaster Gold Striker back in action after retrofit

    In Santa Clara, Great America officials announced Wednesday afternoon that the popular Gold Striker roller coaster is back in action after a sound-deadening tunnel was completed to keep it in line with noise restrictions.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. Popular Great America roller coaster Gold Striker back in action after retrofit

    In Santa Clara, Great America officials announced Wednesday afternoon that the popular Gold Striker roller coaster is back in action after a sound-deadening tunnel was completed to keep it in line with noise restrictions.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: Contra Costa Times

Quotes

  1. Pointing out that the rapper Mims uses "ho" and worse epithets in his chart-topping song "This Is Why I'm Hot," columnist Michelle Malkin asked: "What kind of relief do we get from this deadening, coarsening, dehumanizing barrage?"
    on Apr 13, 2007 By: Michelle Malkin Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  2. Niven recalled: "I had some bizarre illness. I had to have sex. I think it was my only way of deadening the pain. That and getting drunk, but I preferred sex." "It was a dying man's confession."
    on May 16, 2009 By: David Niven Source: Times Online

  3. IN 1960 Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of independent India, wrote: "It is science alone that can solve the problems of hunger and poverty, of insanitation and illiteracy, of superstition and deadening custom and tradition, of vast...
    on Jul 23, 2008 By: Jawaharlal Nehru Source: New Scientist (subscription)

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