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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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(Only a handful of sergeants, most of them black, impressed me as truly able men.) Many of the officers I had to do with were ROTC trained and seemed dullish, undeserving of the deference that was theirs by right of rank.
This memoir, her second work of nonfiction, tells how they met in the mid-1950s, Lurie the bored, intelligent faculty wife of a dullish junior English professor at Amherst, Merrill a visiting teacher of poetry writing.
This strategy could be seen in the diagonal juxtaposition of Thanassi Totsikas's diptych Untitled, 1994, comprising two metallic red panels, with an irregularly shaped floor work, also Untitled, 2000, by Socrates Socratous, which was made of dullish red-haired plastic brushes.
Anti-German metaphors depicted butchers, bloody beasts, and in particular, dullish clods who apishly followed the Kaiser and allowed a landed, militaristic nobility to dominate them.
She is not naked exactly but she is open -- exposed to every connection you can make on the world wide web." Translated to a no-place where everything is connected, and where a word is "only a sequence of pulses on a dullish screen," Sister Edgar is a pioneer.
Although dullish in content and crudely printed, these publications urged the immediate abolition of slavery on the grounds that God was no respecter of persons: kings and fools, masters and slaves all possessed a God-granted right to choose their autonomous destinies toward perdition or salvation.
Individuals of this form are rather uniformly about 1.5 cm along the octahedron edge; un-cleaned ones are dullish black and flecked with brown stains, but cleaned examples are brilliant, and make dynamite thumbnails when they sit up singly on their matrixes of white quartz or of mashed aggregations of tiny red garnet crystals.
To begin with, she does not concede that Catherine's self-abnegation and the dullish politeness of her letters (particularly after her marriage) arise out of her innate limitations, as Charles and his followers contended.
Broderick plays Mark Williams, a dullish, gray kind of guy who regards himself as second-rate; he has downgraded his life-long ambition to be an astronomer to a dead-end teaching job at the Hayden Planetarium.
As wealthy American Mrs Spottsworth, Ms Harris floats around like a woman half her age and helps an otherwise dullish script to bob along.
Barcenola are have pffered to have offered pounds EUR50.000 plus Dullish international Allan, Simonsen for the former Nottingham Forest striker.
The reason for blending is that the colour of pink juice tends to fade with time to a dullish brown.
The three mishaps addedabit of note taking to a dullish first half which saw Owen's early celebration of a record-breaking goal cut off by alinesman's flag.