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dull /dʌl/ adjective (comparative duller, superlative dullest)


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dull
[adjective]
Synonyms:
- boring, dreary, flat, humdrum, monotonous, plain, run-of-the-mill, tedious, uninteresting
- stupid, dense, dim-witted (informal), dozy (Brit. informal), slow, thick, unintelligent
- cloudy, dim, dismal, gloomy, leaden, overcast
- lifeless, apathetic, blank, indifferent, listless, passionless, unresponsive
- blunt, blunted, unsharpened
[verb]
Synonyms:
- relieve, allay, alleviate, blunt, lessen, moderate, soften, take the edge off
Antonyms: sharp, bright, clear, rich, lively, sharpen
Contrasted words: advanced, precocious, honed, keen, razor-sharp, unblunted, whetted, beaming, bright, brilliant, effulgent, fulgent, incandescent, lambent, lucent, lucid, luminous, lustrous, radiant, refulgent, burnished, polished, shiny, animating, exciting, stimulating, gay, spritely, brighten, freshen, intensify, edge, hone, quicken, stimulate, whet
Related Idioms: dull as ditchwater, take the edge off
Related Words: blunted, dulled, unsharpened, cold, dingy, drab, dun, leaden, somber, deadened, lifeless, blurry, cloudy, hazy, flat, lackluster, lusterless, mousy, boring, irksome, tedious, tiring, wearisome, brainless, exhausting, fagging, fatiguing, matter-of-fact, prosaic, prosy, bloodless, discolor, wash out, blur, debilitate, enfeeble, weaken, darken, retard, slow, becloud, befog, cloud, dim, benumb, deaden, numb
English Thesaurus: boring, not very interesting, dull, tedious, monotonous, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. dull1 S3 /dʌl/ adjective (comparative duller, superlative dullest)
[Language: Old English; Origin: dol]

1. BORING not interesting or exciting:
Life is never dull when Elizabeth is here.
a dull movie
It sounded pretty dull to me.
The weekly meeting tends to be deadly dull (=very dull).
Last week we had a hurricane. Never a dull moment running a hotel in the Caribbean (=it’s always interesting or exciting).

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In everyday English, people usually say boring rather than dull:
a long, boring film

2. COLOUR/LIGHT not bright or shiny:
The bird is dull brown and gray in colour.
Her eyes were dull with dark shadows beneath them.
the dull afternoon light

3. WEATHER not bright and with lots of clouds:
Outside the weather was hazy and dull.
a dull sky

4. PAIN a dull pain is not severe but does not stop Antonym : sharp:
a dull ache in her lower back
The pain was dull but persistent.

5. SOUND not clear or loud:
The gates shut with a dull thud.

6. KNIFE/BLADE not sharp Synonym : blunt

7. NOT INTELLIGENT old-fashioned not able to think quickly or understand things easily Synonym : stupid:
If you don’t understand then you’re duller than I thought.

8. TRADE if business on the Stock Exchange is dull, few people are buying and selling Antonym : brisk
—dully adverb:
‘Well Michael?’ he said dully.
Her stomach ached dully.
—dullness noun [uncountable]

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. dull2 verb

1. [transitive] to make something become less sharp or clear:
He drank some alcohol to dull the pain.
Her fear and anxiety dulled her mind.

2. [intransitive and transitive] to become less bright or loud, or to make something become less bright or loud:
His eyes dulled a little.
The constant rain dulled all sound.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

dull
adj.
VERBS appear, be, look, seem, sound | become, get The work gets a bit dull at times.
make sth The long lectures made the afternoon dull.
find sth
ADV. deadly, extremely, stupefyingly, very The film was long and deadly dull.
a bit, a little, fairly, pretty, rather, somewhat | disappointingly

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

dull
adjective
BAD: If I did the same thing every day, I would be dull.
GOOD: If I did the same thing every day, I would be bored.
DUBIOUS: It was such a dull job that I decided to leave.
GOOD: It was such a boring job that I decided to leave.

Usage Note:
When dull is used to describe a person, it means 'slow to learn or understand': 'He was one of the dullest students I'd ever taught.'
Both dull and boring can mean 'uninteresting' but in this sense dull usually describes a lecture, book, film etc: 'The lecture was so dull that some of the students got up and left.'
bored = tired and uninterested: 'bored students'
boring = causing someone to be tired and uninterested: 'a boring lesson'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

dull
dʌl
See: all work and no play makes jack a dull boy

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary


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