Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having eyes dull in expression; being of dull vision.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having eyes wanting brightness, liveliness, or vivacity.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • In the late nineteenth century, white travelers in the American west described Indians as dirty, primitive, dull-eyed and listless.

    Bird Cloud

  • In the late nineteenth century, white travelers in the American west described Indians as dirty, primitive, dull-eyed and listless.

    Bird Cloud

  • The woman, Anna, not young, but not as old as she looked, was pale, dull-eyed, her skin waxy.

    THE BOX

  • In the late nineteenth century, white travelers in the American west described Indians as dirty, primitive, dull-eyed and listless.

    Bird Cloud

  • In the late nineteenth century, white travelers in the American west described Indians as dirty, primitive, dull-eyed and listless.

    Bird Cloud

  • The woman, Anna, not young, but not as old as she looked, was pale, dull-eyed, her skin waxy.

    THE BOX

  • Of course, we were shocked by the mass suicide of Jonestown and the brutality and violence of Manson and his so-called "family" and other weird manifestations of mind control, which brought into the popular culture terms such as "deprogramming" and images of dull-eyed young people selling flowers at airports.

    Warren Adler: Martha Marcy May Marlene: A Brave Movie

  • They sit with each other drinking beer, discussing exchange rates and local prices, and looking sadly dull-eyed.

    In Africa, where there are dreadlocks, there are white tourists being preyed upon

  • The five Cutters were undercover tonight, black irises hidden under dull-eyed contacts, cruel-pretty jaws softened by smart-plastic masks.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • The five Cutters were undercover tonight, black irises hidden under dull-eyed contacts, cruel-pretty jaws softened by smart-plastic masks.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

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