dull definition

  • adjective:
    • Intellectually weak or obtuse; stupid.
    • poor responsiveness or awareness; insensitive.
    • Dispirited; despondent.
    • maybe not quick or rapid; sluggish: company is dull.
    • without having a sharp side or point; blunt: a dull knife.
    • perhaps not intensely or keenly felt: a dull ache.
    • Arousing no interest or interest; boring: a dull play.
    • maybe not bright or vivid. Used of a color: a dull brown.
    • Cloudy or overcast: a dull sky.
    • unclear or resonant: a dull thud.
    • Lacking the capacity to reduce quickly; not sharp.
    • Boring; perhaps not interesting or interesting.
    • perhaps not shiny; having a matte finish or no certain luster.
    • Not bright or smart; stupid; sluggish of understanding.
    • slowly of comprehension; desiring ability of apprehension; stupid; doltish; blockish.
    • sluggish doing his thing; slow; unready; uncomfortable.
    • Insensible; unfeeling.
    • maybe not keen in advantage or point; lacking sharpness; blunt.
    • Not bright or obvious to your eye; wanting in liveliness of color or luster; perhaps not vivid; obscure; dim
    • Heavy; gross; cloggy; insensible; spiritless; lifeless; inert.
    • Furnishing small pleasure, nature, or variety; uninteresting; tiresome; cheerless; gloomy; melancholy; discouraging; ; hence, cloudy; overcast.
    • becoming or made softer or less noisy or obvious
    • slow to master or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
    • not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against one thing fairly smooth
    • (of shade) low in saturation; very diluted
    • therefore without interest on cause psychological weariness
    • not keenly thought
    • (of business) maybe not active or brisk
    • darkened with overcast
    • blunted in responsiveness or sensibility
    • emitting or showing little light
    • without liveliness or cartoon
    • devoid of a-sharp side or point
    • Intellectually poor or obtuse; stupid.
    • Lacking responsiveness or alertness; insensitive.
    • Dispirited; despondent.
    • perhaps not quick or fast; sluggish: company is lifeless.
    • lacking a sharp side or point; blunt: a dull blade.
    • perhaps not intensely or keenly believed: a dull ache.
    • Arousing no interest or curiosity; boring: a dull play.
    • Not brilliant or vivid. Applied of a color: a dull brown.
    • Cloudy or overcast: a dull sky.
    • Not clear or resonant: a dull thud.
    • Lacking the capability to cut quickly; not sharp.
    • Boring; perhaps not exciting or interesting.
    • perhaps not shiny; having a matte finish or no specific luster.
    • Not brilliant or intelligent; stupid; slow of comprehension.
    • slowly of understanding; desiring preparedness of apprehension; stupid; doltish; blockish.
    • Slow doing his thing; sluggish; unready; awkward.
    • Insensible; unfeeling.
    • perhaps not keen in advantage or point; lacking sharpness; blunt.
    • Not bright or obvious towards the eye; desiring in liveliness of color or luster; maybe not vivid; obscure; dim
    • Heavy; gross; cloggy; insensible; spiritless; lifeless; inert.
    • Furnishing little pleasure, spirit, or variety; uninteresting; tiresome; cheerless; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; ; hence, cloudy; overcast.
    • being or made softer or less noisy or obvious
    • sluggish to master or realize; lacking intellectual acuity
    • not yet determined and resonant; sounding as though striking with or against something relatively soft
    • (of color) very low in saturation; extremely diluted
    • so with a lack of interest regarding trigger mental weariness
    • maybe not keenly believed
    • (of business) not energetic or brisk
    • darkened with overcast
    • blunted in responsiveness or sensibility
    • emitting or showing hardly any light
    • without liveliness or cartoon
    • devoid of a sharp advantage or point
  • verb-transitive:
    • To make or be lifeless.
    • To rob of sharpness of advantage or point.
    • to create lifeless, stupid, or slow; to stupefy, given that senses, the thoughts, the perceptions, and stuff like that.
    • To render dim or obscure; to sully; to tarnish.
    • To deprive of liveliness or task; to make hefty; to create inert; to depress; to weary; to sadden.
    • To make or be lifeless.
    • To deprive of sharpness of edge or point.
    • to create lifeless, stupid, or sluggish; to stupefy, given that senses, the emotions, the perceptions, and so on.
    • To make dim or obscure; to sully; to tarnish.
    • To deprive of liveliness or activity; to render heavy; to help make inert; to depress; to weary; to sadden.
  • verb:
    • To render lifeless; to remove or blunt a benefit or something like that that was sharp.
    • To soften, reasonable or blunt.
    • To lose a-sharp side; to be dull.
    • come to be dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness
    • become less interesting or appealing
    • make dull or blunt
    • make lifeless in appearance
    • deaden (an audio or noise), particularly by wrapping
    • make numb or insensitive
    • make less vibrant or strenuous
    • To make dull; to eliminate or blunt an edge or something which was sharp.
    • To soften, modest or blunt.
    • to get rid of a-sharp advantage; to be lifeless.
    • become dull or lusterless in appearance; shed shine or brightness
    • become less interesting or appealing
    • make lifeless or dull
    • make lifeless in appearance
    • deaden (a sound or sound), particularly by wrapping
    • make numb or insensitive
    • make less vibrant or energetic
  • verb-intransitive:
    • In order to become dull or stupid.
    • To become lifeless or stupid.
  • others:
    • Stupid; silly; doltish; blockish; sluggish of comprehension: as, a lad of dull intellect.
    • Heavy; slow; drowsy; inanimate; sluggish in thought, appearance, or activity: as, a surfeit leaves one dull; a dull thinker; a dull sermon; a dull flow; trade is lifeless.
    • Wanting sensibility or keenness; maybe not fast in perception: because, lifeless of hearing; lifeless of seeing.
    • Sad; melancholy; depressed; dismal.
    • maybe not pleasing or enlivening; not exhilarating; causing dullness or ennui; discouraging; cheerless: as, dull weather; a dull prospect.
    • Gross; inanimate; insensible.
    • maybe not brilliant or obvious; perhaps not vivid; dim; obscure: as, a dull fire or light; a dull red color; the mirror gives a dull expression.
    • Not razor-sharp or severe; obtuse; dull: since, a dull blade; a dull needle.
    • Not keenly believed; perhaps not intense: since, a dull pain.
    • to help make lifeless, stupid, hefty, insensible, etc.; reduce the vigor, task, or sensitiveness of; render inanimate; moist: as, to dull the wits; to dull the sensory faculties.
    • To make dim; sully; tarnish or cloud: as, the air dulls a mirror.
    • to produce less razor-sharp or acute; render blunt or obtuse: because, to dull a knife or a needle.
    • In order to make less keenly believed; moderate the strength of: as, to dull discomfort.
    • To become lifeless or dull; become stupid.
    • to be relaxed; modest: since, the wind dulled, or dulled down, about twelve-o'clock.
    • In order to become deadened in shade; lose brightness.
    • To fish with a dull: because, to dull for trout.
    • Stupid; foolish; doltish; blockish; slow of comprehension: since, a lad of dull intellect.
    • hefty; sluggish; drowsy; inanimate; slow in idea, phrase, or activity: as, a surfeit leaves one lifeless; a dull thinker; a dull sermon; a dull stream; trade is lifeless.
    • Wanting sensibility or keenness; maybe not quick in perception: as, dull of hearing; dull of seeing.
    • Sad; melancholy; depressed; dismal.
    • maybe not pleasing or enlivening; not exhilarating; causing dullness or ennui; discouraging; cheerless: as, dull weather condition; a dull possibility.
    • Gross; inanimate; insensible.
    • maybe not brilliant or obvious; not vivid; dim; obscure: as, a dull fire or light; a dull red color; the mirror provides a dull reflection.
    • perhaps not sharp or acute; obtuse; blunt: as, a dull sword; a dull needle.
    • maybe not keenly believed; not intense: because, a dull pain.
    • In order to make lifeless, stupid, hefty, insensible, etc.; minimize the vitality, activity, or sensitiveness of; render inanimate; moist: as, to dull the wits; to dull the senses.
    • To render dim; sully; tarnish or cloud: as, the breathing dulls a mirror.
    • To make less sharp or intense; render blunt or obtuse: since, to dull a knife or a needle.
    • to create less keenly thought; moderate the intensity of: as, to dull pain.
    • To become lifeless or dull; come to be stupid.
    • To become calm; moderate: since, the wind dulled, or dulled down, about twelve o'clock.
    • to be deadened in shade; lose brightness.
    • To fish with a dull: because, to dull for trout.
  • noun:
    • A noose of sequence or cable always snare fish; usually, a noose of brilliant copper wire affixed by a quick string to a stout pole.
    • A noose of sequence or line accustomed snare fish; usually, a noose of brilliant copper cable connected by a quick string to a stout pole.

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