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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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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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Even Jackie (Blythe Duff) cracked a smile last week, though it could have been a nervous tic prompted by the realisation she had just got engaged to the dull as ditchwater Brian.
But when I watched the internationals over the past week, England's games against San Marino and Estonia were dull as ditchwater, apart from Wayne Rooney's superb free-kick in Tallinn.
IN one of those run-of-the-mill, dull as ditchwater, quotes-based football stories I was reading yesterday, Rio Ferdinand was bemoaning the lack of goals Manchester United were scoring at the moment and saying the team needed to up their scoring rate if they were going to win any silverware this season, writes Steve Palmer.
he grew on me until he opens his mouth and I realise he's dull as ditchwater.
Starring: Jean Simmons, James Dornan Dull as ditchwater drama about a family visiting grandma.
After the Open, the markets for the US Bank Championship in Milwaukee look dull as ditchwater, but there may be some scope in buying JP Hayes on Sporting's Challengers index.
No matter how many posh lunches Camilla attends, no matter how much she tries to copy Princess Diana's style by staying in the same hotel and wearing similar outfits, no matter how many royal flunkies she has at her side, the fact is that in comparison with the late Princess, Camilla IS and will remain as dull as ditchwater.
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.