verb (used with object), dif·fused, dif·fusing.
verb (used without object), dif·fused, dif·fusing.
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Their besetting sins are diffuseness and the recurrence of stock descriptions and images.A Short History of French Literature|George Saintsbury
But its colour and poesy do not compensate for the diffuseness of the plot and the undramatic conclusion.Balzac|Frederick Lawton
The lectures are written in simple style, but suffer from diffuseness.
His writings are all interesting and informing, but in general suffer from his tendency to diffuseness.A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature|John W. Cousin
He was indulgent to the diffuseness of a suffering soul, and permitted her to pour out freely her most trivial afflictions.Germinie Lacerteux|Edmond and Jules de Goncourt