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Adjective
Lacking in interest or excitement
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“The bands were terrible and the music festival turned out to be a rather dull affair.”
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(of an edge or blade) Not sharp
“I found it highly frustrating trying to chop my onions with a dull knife.”
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(of the weather) Dark, 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.”
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Lacking brightness, vividness, or sheen
“The room's dull colors form a good neutral background for several vivid artworks that adorn the walls.”
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(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.”
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(of activity) Sluggish or slow-moving
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“The office and its staff always seem a little dull on Monday mornings.”
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(of a person) Slow of understanding
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“He was considered a dull student in his school years, but would later transform himself into a successful and respected businessman.”
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Having a pale or gray color
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Characterized by banality or triteness
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Without distinguishing features
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Expressing subtlety of a particular quality as opposed to intense
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Having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
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More typically used to describe women than men
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Humble or lower in rank or status
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Deep, resonant in sound
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Showing no interest or animation
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Not appealing
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Suffering from anaemia
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Tediously boring or monotonous
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Straight and flat
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Dingy and stuffy
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Lengthy in duration
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Tarnished or blackened
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Not suitable or appropriate in the circumstances
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Pedantic
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Without one's mental faculties, typically as a result of injury or intoxication
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Strictly regulated
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Showing or characterized by great energy and movement
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Seemingly endless because boring
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Somewhat warm or hot in temperature
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Gentle and not easily provoked
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Lacking clarity or conciseness
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Lacking in social grace or refinement
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Verb
To decrease in intensity
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“We believe the addition of any additional ingredients will dull the exceptionally fine flavor and diminish your enjoyment.”
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To decrease in sensitivity
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“According to doctors, long-term cigarette smoking will dull the senses of taste and smell.”
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(of colors) To render pale or less bright
“Regular washing will ultimately dull the bright colors of the fabric.”
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To darken or make less bright
“Ominous clouds appeared that would dull the sky and signal the coming of heavy rain.”
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To put a damper on one's mood or enthusiasm
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“The constant daily grind of work and little play does dull the spirit somewhat.”
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To change or lose color
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To fade or become less intense
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To lose or cause to lose luster, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture
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To dim or lower the beam of a source of light
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To confuse or befuddle
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Make or become more severe and less sympathetic
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Astonish and shock
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