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dull

adjective (a)

  • lacking in liveliness or animation (adj.all)
    Antonym: lively
    Example:
    He was so dull at parties.
    A dull political campaign.
    A large dull impassive man.
    Dull days with nothing to do.
    How dull and dreary the world is.
    Fell back into one of her dull moods.
    source: wordnet30
  • emitting or reflecting very little light (adj.all)
    Antonym: bright
    Example:
    A dull glow.
    Dull silver badly in need of a polish.
    A dull sky.
    source: wordnet30
  • not keenly felt (adj.all)
    Example:
    A dull throbbing.
    Dull pain.
    source: wordnet30
  • not having a sharp edge or point (adj.all)
    Antonym: sharp
    Example:
    The knife was too dull to be of any use.
    source: wordnet30
  • Slow of understanding; wanting readiness of apprehension; stupid; doltish; blockish. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

adjective satellite (s)

  • being or made softer or less loud or clear (adj.all)
    Synonym: muffled, muted, softened
    Example:
    The dull boom of distant breaking waves.
    source: wordnet30
  • so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness (adj.all)
    Example:
    A dull play.
    His competent but dull performance.
    source: wordnet30
  • (of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted (adj.all)
    Example:
    Dull greens and blues.
    source: wordnet30
  • slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity (adj.all)
    Synonym: dense, dim, dumb, obtuse, slow
    Example:
    Although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick.
    source: wordnet30
  • (of business) not active or brisk (adj.all)
    Synonym: slow, sluggish
    Example:
    Business is dull (or slow).
    source: wordnet30
  • blunted in responsiveness or sensibility (adj.all)
    Example:
    A dull gaze.
    So exhausted she was dull to what went on about her.
    source: wordnet30
  • not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft (adj.all)
    Synonym: thudding
    Example:
    The dull thud.
    source: wordnet30
  • darkened with overcast (adj.all)
    Synonym: leaden
    Example:
    A dull sky.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • make dull in appearance (verb.contact)
    Example:
    Age had dulled the surface.
    source: wordnet30
  • become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness (verb.change)
    Example:
    The varnished table top dulled with time.
    source: wordnet30
  • deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping (verb.perception)
    source: wordnet30
  • make numb or insensitive (verb.perception)
    Synonym: benumb, blunt, numb
    source: wordnet30
  • make dull or blunt (verb.contact)
    Synonym: blunt
    Antonym: sharpen
    Example:
    Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge.
    source: wordnet30
  • become less interesting or attractive (verb.change)
    Synonym: pall
    source: wordnet30
  • make less lively or vigorous (verb.change)
    Example:
    Middle age dulled her appetite for travel.
    source: wordnet30
  • To deprive of sharpness of edge or point. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To become dull or stupid. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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