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Flatness


FLAT'NESS, noun

1. Evenness of surface; levelness; equality of surface.

2. Want of relief or prominence; as the flatness of a figure in sculpture.

3. Deadness; vapidness; insipidity; as the flatness of cider or beer.

4. Dejection of fortune; low state.

The flatness of my misery.

5. Dejection of mind; a low state of the spirits; depression; want of life.

6. Dullness; want of point; insipidity; frigidity.

Some of Homer's translators have swelled into fustian, and others sunk into flatness

7. Gravity of sound, as opposed to sharpness, acuteness or shrillness.

Flatness of sound - joined with a harshness.

FLAT'-NOSED, adjective Having a flat nose.