- dull + -ish (Wiktionary)
“Mr. Marble to one of my earnest representations, "and I've known chaps among 'em that were almost as knowing as dullish whites; but everything out of the common way with 'em is pretty much chance.”
“It may be a political intervention, as Balls had just been attacking the Lib Dems, or perhaps our dullish discussion of how coalitions worked in Germany was the final straw.”
“To his mother, Celia, hating austerity Britain and unfulfilled by marriage to her dullish pathologist husband, Holly becomes the vessel for all her longings.”
“Hillary can't even pick a bland American songster -- she's gotta pick a dullish Canadian?”
“Hey I don't blame Joe - the next thing you know his dullish speechafying would appear on YouTube accompanied by Spazeboy's snarky comments.”
“How dullish and media-trained does one's social conscience need to be to fail to be aware of that fact?”
“But a funny thing about that: Despite its dullish edge, the movie still works!”
“The dullish midsection is redeemed by the latter part of the book, though.”
“We are giving corporate American our assurance that our better students are dullish dolts.”
“After all what will that student miss -- a dullish droning on about the syllabus, the fluffing of academic feathers, pearly housekeeping chore nuggets tossed out with little if any savoir faire and other important matters as the prof bides time since bookstore has bollixed the texts needed for the course, etc. etc.”
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