What is the opposite of shine?

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Opposite of to radiate rays of light
“As the group moved deeper into the crevice, it started to darken and narrow.”
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Opposite of to make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
“Using spray waxes or polishes on a surface will just dull the shine.”
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Opposite of to be very good at something
“The sneaky little knave had set me up to fail.”
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Opposite of to make shiny by applying a glossy substance to
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Opposite of to cause to become sharp or sharper
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Opposite of to give off light, including in the invisible electromagnetic radiation frequencies, or become luminescent
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(deface) Opposite of to make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
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(dull) Opposite of to make smooth, glossy or shiny by rubbing, cleaning, or grinding
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Opposite of to shine in a bright but brief, sudden, or intermittent way
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Opposite of to give off light
“Priestly determined that the combustion used up oxygen during a reaction, and that is why the flame would eventually extinguish.”
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Opposite of to radiate or give off, especially rays of light
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Opposite of to develop or progress rapidly and successfully
“Profits will likely decline if we do not extend our opening hours.”
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Opposite of to benefit from
“You will have nothing to gain and everything to lose if you continue this gambling habit.”
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Opposite of to shine with a bright, harsh light
“Occasionally, a billowy, white cloud would appear out of nowhere in the cobalt blue sky above and shade the group from the bright rays of the springtime sun.”
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Opposite of young attractive and clean shaven gay man
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Opposite of make or become more light
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Opposite of spread from or as if from a central point
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Opposite of to prosper or flourish, or to attain control or ascendancy
“If you are intent on composing fine poems from the outset, you will trail the others.”
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Opposite of to wash or bathe
Noun
Opposite of the brightness produced from a light source
“The sun sets, winter is coming, and the darkness is looming.”
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Opposite of shine or lustre on a smooth surface
“The moisture would help to reduce the dullness of his bald head.”
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Opposite of a fondness or positive regard for something
“The reader notes that Abraham also evinced his characteristic aversion of idolatry.”
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Opposite of a brilliant or shimmering flash of light
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Opposite of a steady radiance of light or heat
“Our concrete bed, which during the day had absorbed and magnified the sun's rays, now seemed to distill the chill from the wind and wrap it around our defenseless bodies.”
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Opposite of the surface appearance of a manufactured material or object, or the material used to produce this
“There was a superficial scratch on the brushed metal finish but the interior was still intact.”
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Opposite of lighting or light
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Opposite of the property of being new or original
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Opposite of a malicious trick, an act of cruel deception
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