Associations to the word «Dull»


DULL, adjective. Lacking the ability to cut easily; not sharp.
DULL, adjective. Boring; not exciting or interesting.
DULL, adjective. Not shiny; having a matte finish or no particular luster or brightness.
DULL, adjective. Not bright or intelligent; stupid; slow of understanding.
DULL, adjective. Sluggish, listless.
DULL, adjective. Cloudy, overcast.
DULL, adjective. Insensible; unfeeling.
DULL, adjective. Heavy; lifeless; inert.
DULL, adjective. (of pain etc) Not intense; felt indistinctly or only slightly.
DULL, verb. (transitive) To render dull; to remove or blunt an edge or something that was sharp.
DULL, verb. (transitive) To soften, moderate or blunt; to make dull, stupid, or sluggish; to stupefy.
DULL, verb. (intransitive) To lose a sharp edge; to become dull.
DULL, verb. To render dim or obscure; to sully; to tarnish.
DULL AS DISHWATER, adjective. (simile) Boring; ordinary.
DULL AS DITCHWATER, adjective. (simile) Alternative form of dull as dishwater

Dictionary definition

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".
DULL, verb. Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping.
DULL, verb. Make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses".
DULL, verb. Make dull or blunt; "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge".
DULL, verb. Become less interesting or attractive.
DULL, verb. Make less lively or vigorous; "Middle age dulled her appetite for travel".
DULL, adjective. 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, adjective. Emitting or reflecting very little light; "a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky".
DULL, adjective. 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".
DULL, adjective. 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, adjective. (of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted; "dull greens and blues".
DULL, adjective. Not keenly felt; "a dull throbbing"; "dull pain".
DULL, adjective. 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, adjective. (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market".
DULL, adjective. Not having a sharp edge or point; "the knife was too dull to be of any use".
DULL, adjective. Blunted in responsiveness or sensibility; "a dull gaze"; "so exhausted she was dull to what went on about her"- Willa Cather.
DULL, adjective. Not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft; "the dull thud"; "thudding bullets".
DULL, adjective. Darkened with overcast; "a dark day"; "a dull sky"; "the sky was leaden and thick".

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