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Meanings for dull

not sharp

dull(adj)

lacking in liveliness or animation

"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"

dull(adj)

emitting or reflecting very little light

"a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky"

dull, muffled, muted, softened(adj)

being or made softer or less loud or clear

"the dull boom of distant breaking waves"; "muffled drums"; "the muffled noises of the street"; "muted trumpets"

boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome(adj)

so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

"a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"

dull(adj)

(of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted

"dull greens and blues"

dull(adj)

not keenly felt

"a dull throbbing"; "dull pain"

dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow(adj)

slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

"so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"

dull, slow, sluggish(adj)

(of business) not active or brisk

"business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market"

dull(adj)

not having a sharp edge or point

"the knife was too dull to be of any use"

dull(adj)

blunted in responsiveness or sensibility

"a dull gaze"; "so exhausted she was dull to what went on about her"- Willa Cather

dull, thudding(adj)

not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft

"the dull thud"; "thudding bullets"

dull, leaden(verb)

darkened with overcast

"a dark day"; "a dull sky"; "the sky was leaden and thick"

dull(verb)

make dull in appearance

"Age had dulled the surface"

dull(verb)

become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness

"the varnished table top dulled with time"

muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone down(verb)

deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

numb, benumb, blunt, dull(verb)

make numb or insensitive

"The shock numbed her senses"

dull, blunt(verb)

make dull or blunt

"Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"

pall, dull(verb)

become less interesting or attractive

dull(verb)

make less lively or vigorous

"Middle age dulled her appetite for travel"

lacking sharpness of edge or point

the dull knife just bounced off the skin of the tomato without cutting it

causing weariness, restlessness, or lack of interest

a dull dance recital that made us wish that we were someplace else

covered over by clouds

dull skies plagued most of our vacation days at the beach

lacking a surface luster or gloss

a good polish should restore that car's dull finish

lacking intensity of color

that canvas shirt should fade to an attractive, dull red over time

not having or showing an ability to absorb ideas readily

the importance of the discovery was lost on the dull minds of his colleagues

not loud in pitch or volume

a dull roar from the distance

slow to move or act

a dull market for luxury goods this holiday season

to reduce or weaken in strength or feeling

the aspirin dulled his headache and he was soon feeling better

to make white or lighter by removing color

the painting's once-vivid colors have been dulled by time

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Example Sentences of dull

I have a dull ache here.

My job is dull and boring.

Tom tried to cut the delicious-looking meat with a dull knife.

She found it dull living in the country.

If not for music, the world would be a dull place.

Were it not for music, the world would be a dull place.

The movie was so dull that the audience left one by one.

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

That was a bright spot in an otherwise dull day.

If it were not for sports, how dull school life would be!

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Synonyms for dull

thudding dim wearisome dense muted boring dumb leaden tedious slow sluggish obtuse deadening tiresome muffled ho hum irksome softened quiet subdued hushed windy wordy verbose long winded vague faint mute black silent wispy heavy purblind impenetrable dimmed speechless shadowy bleak thick torpid soggy sulky inert plodding weighted benumb blunt tone down numb pall damp muffle dampen wash stifle moderate moisten weaken repress break soften smother deaden tame strangle weary fatigue scare scare off die tire frighten away cloy become flat scare away daunt frighten off dash jade lackluster matte dawdling delaying deliberate dilatory drowsy gradual inactive lingering procrastinating slack tardy stupid stolid doltish insensible callous gloomy dismal cloudy turbid opaque dowdy sad commonplace dead blockish brutish unintelligent unintellectual shallow blunt witted apathetic unimpassioned passionless lifeless inanimate not sharp cheerless obscure not bright not vivid uninteresting make blunt stupefy paralyze obtund hebetate make or render insensible render callous make obtuse depress dishearten discourage dispirit deject make melancholy make sad or dejected allay assuage mitigate alleviate sully tarnish monotonic monotonous drab uninspiring annoying razor lacklustre dreary mat colourless blunted dulled arid colorless drudging dry dusty flat humdrum jading jejune mind numbing monochromatic numbing old pedestrian ponderous stale stodgy stuffy tiring wearying beclouded clouded hazed hazy lowering louring overcast overclouded lusterless faded light pale pastel washed out washy airheaded birdbrained bonehead boneheaded brain dead brainless bubbleheaded chuckleheaded dim witted dopey dopy dorky dunderheaded empty headed fatuous gormless half witted knuckleheaded lamebrain lamebrained lunkheaded mindless oafish pinheaded senseless simple slow witted soft softheaded thick witted thickheaded unsmart vacuous weak minded witless gentle low lethargic quiescent sleepy cauterize blanch bleach blench decolorize fade snow wash out whiten

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Dull in different languages

  • كليلArabic
  • тупы́Byelorussian
  • матов притъпявам се притъпявам скучен смекчавам тъп Bulgarian
  • insuls fat Catalan
  • fádní tupý Czech
  • kedelig mat dum sløv Danish
  • blöd fad abstumpfen langweilig blöde dumm stumpf matt German
  • αμβλύνω Greek
  • amortiguar soso mate corto alivianar desafilar romo obtuso mellar redondear limitado aburrido moderar opaco aliviar Spanish
  • nõme tuhm Estonian
  • sumentaa tylsistyttää lievittää sumea ikävystyttävä samea tylstyä tylsyttää tylsä tylstyttää pitkäveteinen pitkästyttävä hidasjärkinen tylsyä tyhmentää lieventää himmeä Finnish
  • keðiligurFaeroese
  • user barbant mat obtus émousser émoussé assourdir modérer engourdir amortir adoucir idiot ennuyeux terne sot French
  • कुंठित Hindi
  • բութ ձանձրալի Armenian
  • membosankan Indonesian
  • soporifero opaco ottuso monotono tardo smussare noioso spuntato tedioso Italian
  • משעמםformer Hebrew
  • 鈍い, 退屈, つまらないJapanese
  • 무딘Korean
  • کول Kurdish
  • retusus brutus stultus idiōta fatuus Latin
  • blāvs nespodrs truls neass Latvian
  • mātotoruMaori
  • тап Macedonian
  • တုံးBurmese
  • bot stomp dom mat saai Dutch
  • kjedelig matt sløve sløv dum Norwegian
  • doo deení daNavajo, Navaho
  • stępić nudny tępa tępe matowy tępy stępić się Polish
  • estúpido idiota cego imbecil fosco entediante fátuo Portuguese
  • banal Romanian
  • затуплять тупить затупляться глу́пый притуплять ту́склый ма́товый притупить тупо́й затупить ску́чный иступить затупиться Russian
  • tup, тупSerbo
  • tupý Slovak
  • top, dolgočásenSlovenian
  • oskarp slö dämpa tråkig trög döva matt Swedish
  • mapurolTagalog
  • mat sıkıcı kör Turkish
  • тупи́йUkrainian
  • diswijhîWalloon

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