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Its recurring phrase is now the deadening, argument-stifling “As a mom,” cited frequently by Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd.

Hired as a mechanic, he would soon find himself behind the wheel, yet “he found oval racing a deadening merry-go-round.”

Yes, many of those jobs are poorly paid and deadening, agreed and acknowledged.

Never has there been a religion more depressing, more hopeless, more deadening to all initiative.

And in a few minutes Paul heard his father's heavy steps go thudding over the deadening snow.

Missionaries in foreign-mission lands speak much of the peculiar, deadening, moral atmosphere there.

Nothing is more deadening and more commonplace than this peculiar form of wit, when it becomes a habit or offers itself in a mass.

Night and the March moon awake the winter-dormant wilderness from the white man's deadening spell.


On this page you'll find 67 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to deadening, such as: calming, analgesic, anesthetic/anaesthetic, hypnotic, opiate, and sedative.

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