from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Arousing little interest; lacking liveliness; boring.
- adjective Not brisk or rapid; sluggish.
- adjective Not having a sharp edge or point; blunt.
- adjective Not intensely or keenly felt.
- adjective Not bright, vivid, or shiny.
- adjective Cloudy or overcast.
- adjective Not clear or resonant.
- adjective Intellectually weak or obtuse; stupid.
- adjective Lacking responsiveness or alertness; insensitive.
- adjective Dispirited; depressed.
- transitive & intransitive verb To make or become dull.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Stupid; foolish; doltish; blockish; slow of understanding: as, a lad of dull intellect.
- Heavy; sluggish; drowsy; inanimate; slow in thought, expression, or action: as, a surfeit leaves one dull; a dull thinker; a dull sermon; a dull stream; trade is dull.
- Wanting sensibility or keenness; not quick in perception: as, dull of hearing; dull of seeing.
- Sad; melancholy; depressed; dismal.
- Not pleasing or enlivening; not exhilarating; causing dullness or ennui; depressing; cheerless: as, dull weather; a dull prospect.
- Gross; inanimate; insensible.
- Not bright or clear; not vivid; dim; obscure: as, a dull fire or light; a dull red color; the mirror gives a dull reflection.
- Not sharp or acute; obtuse; blunt: as, a dull sword; a dull needle.
- Not keenly felt; not intense: as, a dull pain.
- To make dull, stupid, heavy, insensible, etc.; lessen the vigor, activity, or sensitiveness of; render inanimate; damp: as, to
dullthe wits; to dull the senses.
- To render dim; sully; tarnish or cloud: as, the breath dulls a mirror.
- To make less sharp or acute; render blunt or obtuse: as, to
dulla knife or a needle.
- To make less keenly felt; moderate the intensity of: as, to
- To become dull or blunt; become stupid.
- To become calm; moderate: as, the wind dulled, or dulled down, about twelve o'clock.
- To become deadened in color; lose brightness.
- To fish with a dull: as, to
- noun A noose of string or wire used to snare fish; usually, a noose of bright copper wire attached by a short string to a stout pole.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- intransitive verb To become dull or stupid.
- adjective Slow of understanding; wanting readiness of apprehension; stupid; doltish; blockish.
- adjective Slow in action; sluggish; unready; awkward.
- adjective Insensible; unfeeling.
- adjective Not keen in edge or point; lacking sharpness; blunt.
- adjective Not bright or clear to the eye; wanting in liveliness of color or luster; not vivid; obscure; dim
- adjective Heavy; gross; cloggy; insensible; spiritless; lifeless; inert.
- adjective Furnishing little delight, spirit, or variety; uninteresting; tedious; cheerless; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; ; hence, cloudy; overcast.
- transitive verb To deprive of sharpness of edge or point.
- transitive verb To make dull, stupid, or sluggish; to stupefy, as the senses, the feelings, the perceptions, and the like.
- transitive verb To render dim or obscure; to sully; to tarnish.
- transitive verb To deprive of liveliness or activity; to render heavy; to make inert; to depress; to weary; to sadden.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Lacking the ability to
cuteasily; not sharp.
Boring; not excitingor interesting.
- adjective Not
shiny; having a mattefinish or no particular luster.
- adjective Not
brightor intelligent; stupid; slow of understanding.
- verb transitive To render dull; to remove or
bluntan edge or something that was sharp.
- verb transitive To soften,
- verb intransitive To lose a
sharpedge; to become dull.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
It has been called "the dull product of a scoffer's pen"; it is indeed the "product of a scoffer's pen"; but after reading the Excursion, few people will think it _dull_.
"It is so what you call dull, Sir John," she protested in her coquettish way.
"I don't know what you call dull," replied the old man, as if half offended at the suggestion.
Noah says brilliant it puts alot of fun in dull things
October 13, 2009 at 12: 51 am. .and OMG how boring and dull is Lucie?!
Inventor Thomas Edison, who gave us the light bulb and other inventions 1,093 patents that ushered in the 20th century, was called dull by a grade school teacher who believed that Edison had no ability to learn.
The classic nonsensical one -- with terrible one bedrooms in dull blocks like up past 8th Avenue, a block or two past the bus station -- going for $900,000 is permanently dead in relative terms.
That which lies behind is but the crude world's shadow in dull light;
RUIBAL: Radio silence successful in dull sprint-finish stage
He lay in dull despair, while she watched him searchingly, pondering again upon unsummoned and wayward thoughts of marriage.