DULL

dull

1. [Adjective]: emitting or reflecting very little light; "a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky"

2. [Adjective]: not having a sharp edge or point; "the knife was too dull to be of any use"

3. [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"

4. [Adjective]: not keenly felt; "a dull throbbing"; "dull pain"

5. 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";

6. not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft; "the dull thud"; "thudding bullets"

7. 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 mak

8. 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"

9. blunted in responsiveness or sensibility; "a dull gaze"; "so exhausted she was dull to what went on about her"- Willa Cather

10. (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market"

11. (of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted; "dull greens and blues"

12. darkened with overcast; "a dark day"; "a dull sky"; "a gray rainy afternoon"; "gray clouds"; "the sky was leaden and thick"

13. [Verb]: make less lively or vigorous; "Middle age dulled her appetite for travel"

14. [Verb]: become less interesting or attractive

15. [Verb]: make dull or blunt; "Too much cutting dulls the knife''s edge"

16. [Verb]: deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

17. [Verb]: become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness; "the varnished table top dulled with time"

18. [Verb]: make dull in appearance; "Age had dulled the surface"

19. [Verb]: make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"

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