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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Dulling, chairman of the Yorkshire and North East Powerlifting Federation, is the current Commonwealth record holder in the deadlift and sees this as key to his chances.
Exercise-induced asthma forced Dulling to quit but he still trained regularly in the gym at the rowing club.
For other hard surface flooring in the home, Orange Glo offers the Laminate, Vinyl, Tile & More Floor Cleaner for deep cleaning with no dulling residue.
All-purpose cleaners can leave soap or residue on the hardwood floor and finish, dulling the hardwood's natural shine.
When lit, the element provides a pure, true light by filtering out much of the dulling yellow cast common from ordinary incandescent light bulbs.