adjective, dens·er, dens·est.
- dens in dente,
Origin of dense
Examples from the Web for denseness
This is not dumbness, or denseness, or illiteracy, but belligerent unenlightenment.
The gratitude in Sally's eyes was made clear to me, and a helpless rage at my own blindness, my own denseness, flooded my heart.The Romance of a Plain Man|Ellen Glasgow
In the darkness they could see nothing, for the denseness of the trees blotted even the sky from view.The Mystery at Dark Cedars|Edith Lavell
Around them stretched the forests, all shadow and denseness and gloom and loneliness and mystery.The Tour|Louis Couperus
Word Origin for dense
early 15c., from Middle French dense and directly from Latin densus "thick, crowded; cloudy," perhaps from PIE root *dens- "dense, thick" (cf. Greek dasus "hairy, shaggy"). Sense of "stupid" is first recorded 1822.