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Lacking in interest or excitement
“The bands were terrible and the music festival turned out to be a rather dull affair.”
(of an edge or blade) Not sharp
“I found it highly frustrating trying to chop my onions with a dull knife.”
(of the weather) Cloudy or overcast
“The view from the top of the building is spectacular and even on a dull day, the city unfolds beneath you in surprising ways.”
Lacking brightness, vividness, or sheen
“The room's dull colors form a good neutral background for several vivid artworks which adorn the walls.”
(of a noise or sound) Not clear or muffled
“When thumped, a watermelon should make a hollow sound, a dull sound means it's not yet ripe.”
(of activity) Sluggish or slow-moving
“The office and its staff always seem a little dull on Monday mornings.”
(of a person) Slow of understanding
“He was considered a dull student in his school years, but would later transform himself into a successful and respected businessman.”
To decrease in intensity
“We believe the addition of any additional ingredients will dull the exceptionally fine flavor and diminish your enjoyment.”
To decrease in sensitivity
“According to doctors, long-term cigarette smoking will dull the senses of taste and smell.”
(of colors) To render pale or less bright
“Regular washing will ultimately dull the bright colors of the fabric.”
To darken or make less bright
“Ominous clouds appeared that would dull the sky and signal the coming of heavy rain.”
To put a damper on one's mood or enthusiasm
“The constant daily grind of work and little play does dull the spirit somewhat.”
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