noun see dun I

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  • dunness — dun·ness …   English syllables

  • dunness — noun see dun I …   Useful english dictionary

  • dun — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Old English dunn more at dusk Date: before 12th century 1. a. having the color dun b. of a horse having a grayish yellow coat with black mane and tail 2. marked by dullness and drabness • dunness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dun — dun1 /dun/, v., dunned, dunning, n. v.t. 1. to make repeated and insistent demands upon, esp. for the payment of a debt. n. 2. a person, esp. a creditor, who duns another. 3. a demand for payment, esp. a written one. [1620 30; orig. obscure] dun2 …   Universalium

  • paleness — n 1. pallor, pallidness, sallowness, whiteness, wanness, ashenness, pastiness; lividness, ghostliness, bloodlessness, anemia; achromatism, col orlessness, etiolation. 2. dullness, dunness, dimness; faintness, weakness, imperceptibility; obscurity …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • dun — dun1 [dun] adj. [ME & OE, akin to OS, chestnut brown, ult. (? via Celt) < IE * dhus no < base * dhus, dust colored: see FURY] dull grayish brown n. 1. a dull grayish brown 2. a dun horse 3. an artificial fishing fly of this color 4 …   English World dictionary

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