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  • dull´ness — dull «duhl», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. not sharp or pointed; blunt: »It is hard to cut with a dull knife. 2. not bright or clear; lacking in vividness, brightness, or intensity: »a dull sound, a dull green, a dull day of rain. SYNONYM(S): obscure …   Useful english dictionary

  • dull — adj 1 *stupid, slow, dumb, dense, crass Analogous words: *lethargic, sluggish, comatose: phlegmatic, stolid, *impassive, apathetic: *backward: retarded (see DELAY vb) Antonyms: clever, bright …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dull — [dul] adj. [ME dul < OE dol, stupid, akin to Ger toll < IE * dh(e)wel < base * dheu , blow, be turbid > DUMB, DWELL, OIr dall, blind, Gr thanatos, death] 1. mentally slow; stupid 2. lacking sensitivity; blunted in feeling or… …   English World dictionary

  • Dull — Dull, v. i. To become dull or stupid. Rom. of R. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dull — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking interest or excitement. 2) lacking brightness or sheen. 3) (of the weather) overcast. 4) slow to understand; rather unintelligent. 5) indistinctly felt or heard. ► VERB ▪ make or become dull …   English terms dictionary

  • dull — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English dul; akin to Old English dol foolish, Old Irish dall blind Date: 13th century 1. mentally slow ; stupid 2. a. slow in perception or sensibility ; insensible < somewhat dull of h …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dull — dullness, dulness, n. dully, adv. /dul/, adj., duller, dullest, v. adj. 1. not sharp; blunt: a dull knife. 2. causing boredom; tedious; uninteresting: a dull sermon. 3. not lively or spirited; listless. 4. not b …   Universalium

  • dull — [[t]dʌl[/t]] adj., dull•er, dull•est, v. 1) not sharp; blunt: a dull knife[/ex] 2) uninteresting: a dull sermon[/ex] 3) not lively or spirited; listless 4) not bright, intense, or clear; dim: a dull day; a dull sound[/ex] 5) having very little… …   From formal English to slang

  • dull — /dʌl / (say dul) adjective 1. slow of understanding; obtuse; stupid. 2. lacking keenness of perception in the senses or feelings; insensible; unfeeling. 3. not intense or acute: a dull pain. 4. slow in motion or action; not brisk; sluggish. 5.… …  

  • dull — adj. & v. adj. 1 slow to understand; stupid. 2 tedious; boring. 3 (of the weather) overcast; gloomy. 4 a (esp. of a knife edge etc.) blunt. b (of colour, light, sound, or taste) not bright, vivid, or keen. 5 (of a pain etc.) usu. prolonged and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dull — adjective 1》 lacking interest or excitement. 2》 not bright or shiny.     ↘(of the weather) overcast. 3》 slow to understand.     ↘slow moving. 4》 indistinctly felt or heard. verb make or become dull. Derivatives dullish adjective dullness (also… …   English new terms dictionary


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