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  • darkened with overcast
    • a dark day
    • a dull sky
    • the sky was leaden and thick
  • not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft
    • the dull thud
    • thudding bullets
  • blunted in responsiveness or sensibility
    • a dull gaze
    • so exhausted she was dull to what went on about her- Willa Cather
  • not having a sharp edge or point
    • the knife was too dull to be of any use
  • (of business) not active or brisk
    • business is dull (or slow)
    • a sluggish market
  • slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
    • so dense he never understands anything I say to him
    • never met anyone quite so dim
    • although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick- Thackeray
    • dumb officials make some really dumb decisions
    • he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse
    • worked with the slow students
  • not keenly felt
    • a dull throbbing
    • dull pain
  • (of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted
    • dull greens and blues
  • so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
    • a boring evening with uninteresting people
    • the deadening effect of some routine tasks
    • a dull play
    • his competent but dull performance
    • a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention
    • what an irksome task the writing of long letters is- Edmund Burke
    • tedious days on the train
    • the tiresome chirping of a cricket- Mark Twain
    • other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome
  • being or made softer or less loud or clear
    • the dull boom of distant breaking waves
    • muffled drums
    • the muffled noises of the street
    • muted trumpets
  • emitting or reflecting very little light
    • a dull glow
    • dull silver badly in need of a polish
    • a dull sky
  • 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
  • make less lively or vigorous
    • Middle age dulled her appetite for travel
  • become less interesting or attractive
  • make dull or blunt
    • Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge
  • make numb or insensitive
    • The shock numbed her senses
  • deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
  • become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness
    • the varnished table top dulled with time
  • make dull in appearance
    • Age had dulled the surface
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