dull

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Synonyms for dull

Synonyms for dull

having only a limited ability to learn and understand

unwilling or unable to perceive

lacking passion and emotion

characterized by reduced economic activity

not physically sharp or keen

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lacking vividness in color

lacking gloss and luster

to make or become less keen or responsive

to render less sensitive

to make or become less sharp-edged

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Synonyms for dull

make dull in appearance

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become dull or lusterless in appearance

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deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

make numb or insensitive

make dull or blunt

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become less interesting or attractive

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make less lively or vigorous

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lacking in liveliness or animation

emitting or reflecting very little light

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being or made softer or less loud or clear

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so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

(of color) very low in saturation

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not keenly felt

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slow to learn or understand

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(of business) not active or brisk

not having a sharp edge or point

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blunted in responsiveness or sensibility

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not clear and resonant

darkened with overcast

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THE first leg was as dull as ditchwater and there is every chance of a repeat when Chelsea host Olympiakos for a place in the quarter-finals this evening.
Its believability factor consistently hovered around the zero mark; its attention to detail was no better; it could only have crammed in more cliches if it had taken out some of the banal stereotypes; and, least forgivable of all, it was as dull as ditchwater that had had all the fascinating pond-life filtered out.
Spain are a serious step up from Japan, Azerbaijan, Costa Rica, Libya and Luxembourg, while the 0-0 draw with Italy was apparently as dull as ditchwater.
THE good folk of Yorkshire and Lancashire might be excited about tonight's Origin match at the JJB Stadium, but from a betting point of view it is as dull as ditchwater.
Bob Wilson also looks on his last legs, Andy Townsend is as dull as ditchwater and puts viewers on edge with his skewed nose, while Gazza acts like he drinks ten bottles of Newcastle Brown Ale before he comes on air.