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duller, comparative; dullest, superlative;
  1. Lacking interest or excitement
    • - your diet doesn't have to be dull and boring
  2. (of a person) Feeling bored and dispirited
    • - she said she wouldn't be dull and lonely
  3. Lacking brightness, vividness, or sheen
    • - his face glowed in the dull lamplight
    • - his black hair looked dull
  4. (of the weather) Overcast; gloomy
    • - next morning dawned dull
  5. (of sound) Not clear; muffled
    • - a dull thud of hooves
  6. (of pain) Indistinctly felt; not acute
    • - there was a dull pain in his lower jaw
  7. (of an edge or blade) Blunt
    • - a lot more people are cut with dull knives than with sharp ones
  8. (of a person) Slow to understand; stupid
    • - the voice of a teacher talking to a rather dull child
  9. (of a person's senses) Not perceiving things distinctly; insensitive

  10. (of activity) Sluggish, slow-moving
    • - gold closed lower in dull trading
  1. Make or become dull or less intense
    • - time dulls the memory
    • - Albert's eyes dulled a little

  1. 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"
  2. make dull in appearance; "Age had dulled the surface"
  3. become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness; "the varnished table top dulled with time"
  4. emitting or reflecting very little light; "a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky"
  5. 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"
  6. muffle: deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
  7. boring: 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 ...
  8. numb: make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"
  9. (of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted; "dull greens and blues"
  10. (Dullness) In medicine, shifting dullness refers to a sign, elicited on physical examination, for ascites. If, on percussion, the region of dullness (denoting ascites) shifts when the patient is turned from supine position to side-lying, they probably have fluid in the abdomen. ...
  11. To render dull; to remove or blunt an edge or something that was sharp; To soften, moderate or blunt; To lose a sharp edge; to become dull; Lacking the ability to cut easily; not sharp; Boring; not exciting or interesting; Not shiny; having a matte finish or no particular luster; Not bright ...
  12. (Dullness) A decrease in the reflective quality of the stone polish.
  13. (Dullness) A deluded mental factor that functions to make both the body and mind heavy and inflexible. See Understanding the Mind.
  14. (Dullness) a thudlike sound produced during percussion by dense tissue of body organs such as the liver, spleen, or heart
  15. A coffee is dull if it gives an impression of roundness but at the same time lacks character. Dull comes close to the meaning of flat.
  16. Lacking liveliness and proper acidity; uninteresting.
  17. Not exhilaterating (sic); not delightful; as, to make dictionaries is dull work.
  18. Term for a numismatic item that lacks luster. Dulling may be the result of natural or artificial conditions.
  19. Lacking flavour and/or enough acidity. Sometimes wines go through a dull phase in their evolution process, and may emerge as a good or even great wine.
  20. Flat, lifeless, lacking crispness, and ultimately boring.
  21. Buyer needs are almost non-existent, product movement stops.
  22. If it’s dull but necessary, keep it short.
  23. Opposite of bright. Muddy, brownish color and appearance in the liquor arising from poor manufacture or poor leaf. Not an encouraging sign.
  24. A flat, lackluster wine, deficient in acidity and liveliness.
  25. The surface of a bowling ball, typically without polish, that has a greater amount of friction when in contact with the lane. This is typically a result of sanding a ball with a low grit abrasive surface. (Synonym - Sanded).