dull

All Adjective Noun
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  • They could go into very dull jobs or they could go into crime.
  • If I had done what they wanted my programs would be as dull as their classes!
  • It has a region of dull yellow in front of its eye.
  • I want a real political theatre, but I know that political theatre is dull.
  • The young are born with dull grey down and can fly in three months.
  • One year more and middle age might lay its dulling finger upon him. Cited from Angel Island, Inez Haynes Gillmore
  • The female and first year male are entirely dull blue-green.
  • The eggs are a dull white color and are laid every other day.
  • He was able to create something regarding economic and environmental issues without it being dull.
  • She is a serious woman who always has a dull and stern look on her face.
  • His mother has died, and he is trying to make the best out of an otherwise dull life.
  • She expressed the opinion that most people would find the work "kind of dull".
  • Coming out of the light had probably dulled their sight, and they did not see us. Cited from Three Times and Out, by Nellie L. McClung
  • Why not have told her so when her ears were not dulled by death? Cited from The Jericho Road, by W. Bion Adkins
  • The literary first page was no longer necessary, though occasionally used to cover a dull period.
  • What has happened, they ask themselves, to dull their love?
  • I worked with these hands here, and my words could move the dullest man to tears. Cited from Ivanoff, by Anton Chekhov
  • I have no doubt he thought me the dullest fool he ever came near. Cited from The Reminiscences Of Sir Henry Hawkins (Baron Brampton), by Brampton
  • They were too large for him, and a fall on the ice dulled his interest. Cited from Four Little Blossoms and Their Winter Fun, by Mabel C. Hawley
  • Typically they are a dull brown color as in this room.
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Meaning of dull

  • verb Make dull in appearance
    Age had dulled the surface
  • verb Become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness
    the varnished table top dulled with time
  • verb Make dull or blunt
    Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge
  • verb Make less lively or vigorous
    Middle age dulled her appetite for travel
  • adjective Lacking in liveliness or animation
    he was so dull at parties, a dull political campaign, a large dull impassive man, dull days with nothing to do, how dull and dreary the world is, fell back into one of her dull moods
  • adjective Emitting or reflecting very little light
    a dull glow, dull silver badly in need of a polish, a dull sky
  • adjective Not keenly felt
    a dull throbbing, dull pain
  • adjective Not having a sharp edge or point
    the knife was too dull to be of any use