What is the opposite of brilliant?

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(bad) Opposite of exceptional for its kind
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“Adrian showed up to training in bad shape after returning from his travels abroad.”
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(normal) Opposite of exceptional for its kind
“He's just a normal young boy behaving as any normal young boy would.”
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Opposite of exceptionally clever or talented
“I have a stupid cat, but I still love him.”
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Opposite of illuminating or reflecting light
“Nathan Drake decided to venture into the dark cavern by himself.”
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(of a color) Opposite of both bright and saturated
“Cars of the dark metallic variety are my favorite.”
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Opposite of showy, bold or audacious in behavior or appearance
“She dressed in a rather inconspicuous manner for the Red Carpet event.”
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Opposite of very showy, tasteless or vulgar in manner
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Opposite of clear, obvious or unambiguous in nature
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Opposite of funny and clever
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(of color) Opposite of vivid and bold
“The artist had a penchant for using dull colors to play down the texture and tone of his subject matter.”
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Opposite of showing cleverness or ingenuity
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“I am too stiffened by work, unskilled in travel, too unadaptable to begin again elsewhere.”
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Opposite of deserving of the highest esteem or admiration
“This story is sordid and shameful, and everyone who was involved in producing it should be ashamed of themselves.”
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Opposite of respected or well-known, especially due to past achievements or noble qualities
“A surprisingly sparse paper trail offers only scattered clues on the obscure life of William Shakespeare, one of the world's most influential dramatists.”
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Opposite of displaying a creative streak for a given activity
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Opposite of brightly colored
“The village houses are done up in pale gray and mauve and preside over lawns so neat and green they look like carpeting.”
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Opposite of grand, elegant or splendid in appearance
“A modest house stood before her, on a modest street that lay deserted in the darkness.”
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Opposite of bright with sunlight
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