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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References in classic literature ?
She came in and ordered her breakfast quietly, looking dull and worn and self-absorbed, as she had looked when he last saw her.
It was remarkable how quickly Maggie's eyes could change from dull to a shining brown.
The air of settled gloom, which had taken possession of the squatter's countenance, lighted for an instant with a look of dull drollery, as he answered--
The squatter seemed reluctant to abandon his views of the abashed girl, so easily; and before he answered to the suggestion of his wife, he turned his usual dull look along the line of the curious countenances of his boys, as if to see whether there was not one among them fit to fill the place of the deceased.
He's a jewel,' smiled Mr Chester, 'and the better for being a dull one.
In a small dull yard below his window, there was a tree--green and flourishing enough, for such a place--and as the air stirred among its leaves, it threw a rippling shadow on the white wall.
She sat down at the window where she had spent so many evenings--darker far than this--and every thought of hope or cheerfulness that had occurred to her in that place came vividly upon her mind, and blotted out all its dull and mournful associations in an instant.
IT'S hard to imagine why even the dullest of men would advertise their mediocrity by joining something called the Dull Men's Club.
Once shunned at dinner parties, there's a sudden rush of interest in dull men: a clamour to hear them drone on about train-spotting, caravan holidays and the good old days when the chocolate on Wagon Wheel biscuits was that much thicker.
Residents of Boring and Dull yesterday celebrated their partnership.
LB Architects announced that Elizabeth Dull has been promoted to associate of the firm.
MEETING the GIFTSSTEVE Bates with provost Liz Grant and Dull's Marjorie Keddie THE people of Dull finally met some Boring folk - and had a great night out.
Muscat, Oct 22 (ONA) The Central Bank of Oman (CBO) announced that Eid Al Adha holiday for all banks operating in the Sultanate will begin from Sunday, 12th Dull Hijja 1433 AH corresponding to October 28th, 2012 till Wednesday, 15th Dull Hijja 1433 AH corresponding to October 31st, 2012.
Muscat: Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud Al-Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and Chairman of the Civil Service Council today issued a decision declaring that Eid Al Adha holiday 1433 AH for employees at the ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state s administrative apparatus will be from Thursday Dull Hijja 9th, 1433 AH, corresponding to October 25th, 2012 till the end of Wednesday Dull Hijja 15th, 1433 AH, corresponding to October 31st, 2012.
Morrison said: "We have got to keep it really dull and keep going at the front.