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Dull

a.1.Slow of understanding; wanting readiness of apprehension; stupid; doltish; blockish.
She is not bred so dull but she can learn.
- Shak.
2.Slow in action; sluggish; unready; awkward.
This people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing.
- Matt. xiii. 15.
O, help my weak wit and sharpen my dull tongue.
- Spenser.
3.Insensible; unfeeling.
4.Not keen in edge or point; lacking sharpness; blunt.
5.Not bright or clear to the eye; wanting in liveliness of color or luster; not vivid; obscure; dim; as, a dull fire or lamp; a dull red or yellow; a dull mirror.
6.Heavy; gross; cloggy; insensible; spiritless; lifeless; inert.
As turning the logs will make a dull fire burn, so changes of study a dull brain.
- Longfellow.
7.Furnishing little delight, spirit, or variety; uninteresting; tedious; cheerless; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; as, a dull story or sermon; a dull occupation or period; hence, cloudy; overcast; as, a dull day.
v. t.1.To deprive of sharpness of edge or point.
[imp. & p. p. Duller ; p. pr. & vb. n. Dulling.]
2.To make dull, stupid, or sluggish; to stupefy, as the senses, the feelings, the perceptions, and the like.
3.To render dim or obscure; to sully; to tarnish.
4.To deprive of liveliness or activity; to render heavy; to make inert; to depress; to weary; to sadden.
v. i.1.To become dull or stupid.
Verb1.dull - make dull in appearance; "Age had dulled the surface"
2.dull - become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness; "the varnished table top dulled with time"
3.dull - deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
4.dull - make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"
Synonyms: benumb, numb, blunt
5.dull - make dull or blunt; "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
Synonyms: blunt
Antonyms:
sharpen - make sharp or sharper; "sharpen the knives"
6.dull - become less interesting or attractive
Synonyms: pall
7.dull - make less lively or vigorous; "Middle age dulled her appetite for travel"
Adj.1.dull - 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"
Antonyms:
lively - full of life and energy; "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party"
2.dull - emitting or reflecting very little light; "a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky"
Antonyms:
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"
3.dull - 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"
Synonyms: muffled, muted, softened
4.dull - 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"
5.dull - (of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted; "dull greens and blues"
6.dull - not keenly felt; "a dull throbbing"; "dull pain"
Antonyms:
sharp - keenly and painfully felt; as if caused by a sharp edge or point; "a sharp pain"; "sharp winds"
7.dull - 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"
Synonyms: dumb, slow, obtuse, dense, dim
8.dull - (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market"
Synonyms: sluggish, slow
9.dull - not having a sharp edge or point; "the knife was too dull to be of any use"
Antonyms:
sharp - having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point"
10.dull - blunted in responsiveness or sensibility; "a dull gaze"; "so exhausted she was dull to what went on about her"- Willa Cather
11.dull - not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft; "the dull thud"; "thudding bullets"
Synonyms: thudding
12.dull - darkened with overcast; "a dark day"; "a dull sky"; "a gray rainy afternoon"; "gray clouds"; "the sky was leaden and thick"
Synonyms: leaden, gray, grey
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