What is the opposite of dull?

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Adjective
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.”
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(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.”
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(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.”
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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.”
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(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.”
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(of activity) Opposite of sluggish or slow-moving
“The office and its staff always seem very lively when Friday rolls around.”
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(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.”
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Opposite of without distinguishing features
Adjective
Opposite of having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
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Opposite of in a state of unhappiness or despondency
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Opposite of empty of meaning or value
“Personally, it was important for me to have meaningful reasons for wanting to change.”
Adjective
Opposite of humble or lower in rank or status
Adjective
Opposite of contemptibly dull and ordinary
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Opposite of having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved or expected
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Opposite of deep, resonant in sound
“The neck humbucker is very clear and bluesy and has a nice full sound when overdriven.”
Adjective
Opposite of without dare; lacking creativity or innovation
“With nothing left to lose, he has to employ some risky strategies in order to pull out an unexpected win.”
Adjective
Opposite of lacking energy, liveliness or animation
“Thanks to the many people for helping me through the bureaucratic labyrinths, introducing me to interesting people, and making my stay in this bustling city pleasant and enjoyable.”
Verb
Opposite of to decrease in intensity
“The addition of some salt and pepper will really help to accentuate the already fine flavor of this dish.”
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Opposite of to decrease in sensitivity
“If you quit smoking, you will probably resensitize your senses of taste and smell.”
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(of colors) Opposite of to render pale or less bright
“The afternoon sun would shine through the open windows to brighten our home.”
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Opposite of to put a damper on one's mood or enthusiasm
“You need a nice, relaxing holiday to raise your spirits.”
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Opposite of to decrease in feeling or strength
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Opposite of to whiten, typically by the removal of color
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Opposite of to deaden, muffle, or soften the sound of
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