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What is the opposite of dull?

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Opposite of lacking in interest or excitement
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“The bands were excellent and the music festival turned out to be a rather exciting event.”
(of an edge or blade) Opposite of not sharp
“It was a relief to be able to chop my onions easily with a sharp knife.”
(of the weather) Opposite of dark, cloudy or overcast
“The view from the top of the building is spectacular, especially on a bright day when the city unfolds beneath you in all its glory.”
Opposite of lacking brightness, vividness, or sheen
“The room's bright colors form a good contrasting background for several restrained artworks which adorn the walls.”
(of a noise or sound) Opposite of not clear or muffled
“A loud wail emanated from the giant speakers as Joe began playing his guitar.”
(of activity) Opposite of sluggish or slow-moving
“The office and its staff always seem very lively when Friday rolls around.”
(of a person) Opposite of slow of understanding
“He was considered an intelligent student in his school years, and would go on to become a successful and respected businessman.”
Opposite of common, having no unique or outstanding characteristics
Opposite of repeated often to the point of being stale or commonplace
Opposite of very pragmatic or realistic, lacking emotion or artificiality
Opposite of bland or lacking in flavor
Opposite of showing a lack of emotion
“The crowds in the St Jakobshalle took instantly to Murray's style of play and his expressive personality.”
(of a person's eyes or expression) Opposite of showing no interest or animation
Opposite of visually cloudy, difficult or impossible to see through
(of a sound) Opposite of tending to resonate, echo or reverberate
Opposite of having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
“In the background, strains of Latin music blend with sounds of sizzling from the kitchen to create an uplifting, cheerful atmosphere.”
Opposite of to decrease or reduce in strength or intensity
“The addition of some salt and pepper will really help to accentuate the already fine flavor of this dish.”
Opposite of to decrease or reduce in sensitivity
“If you quit smoking, you will probably resensitize your senses of taste and smell.”
(of colors) Opposite of to render pale or less bright
“The afternoon sun would shine through the open windows to brighten our home.”
Opposite of to put a damper on one's mood or enthusiasm
“You need a nice, relaxing holiday to raise your spirits.”
Opposite of to diminish in intensity or severity, especially gradually
Opposite of to allay or make less intense
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