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English definition


  • 1. make dull in appearance;

    • "Age had dulled the surface"
  • 2. become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness;

    • "the varnished table top dulled with time"
  • 3. deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

  • 4. make numb or insensitive;

    • "The shock numbed her senses"
  • 5. make dull or blunt;

    • "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
  • 6. become less interesting or attractive

  • 7. make less lively or vigorous;

    • "Middle age dulled her appetite for travel"


  • 1. 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"
  • 2. emitting or reflecting very little light;

    • "a dull glow"
    • "dull silver badly in need of a polish"
    • "a dull sky"
  • 3. 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"
  • 4. 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"
  • 5. (of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted;

    • "dull greens and blues"
  • 6. not keenly felt;

    • "a dull throbbing"
    • "dull pain"
  • 7. 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"
  • 8. (of business) not active or brisk;

    • "business is dull (or slow)"
    • "a sluggish market"
  • 9. not having a sharp edge or point;

    • "the knife was too dull to be of any use"
  • 10. blunted in responsiveness or sensibility;

    • "a dull gaze"
    • "so exhausted she was dull to what went on about her"- Willa Cather
  • 11. not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft;

    • "the dull thud"
    • "thudding bullets"
  • 12. darkened with overcast;

    • "a dark day"
    • "a dull sky"
    • "a gray rainy afternoon"
    • "gray clouds"
    • "the sky was leaden and thick"

Example sentences

  • These houses look exactly like each other, which makes the street look very dull.

  • His parents were dull and inarticulate.

  • Yesterday's programme was rather dull.

  • Perhaps his nerve is naturally too dull to admit of any excitation.

  • The room is dull.

  • The party was so dull that It'switched him off.

  • Robots can relieve people of dull and repetitive work.

  • The knife is dull.

  • All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

  • There was a dull red glow in the night sky above the steelworks.

  • His accident with the microphone brought some welcome comic relief to a very dull party.

  • I dare say you're dull at home.

  • His words provided some comic relief in what was really a dull speech.

  • She found the hospital routine slightly dull.

  • The sky was dull, with a foreboding of rain.

  • I feel a dull ache in the shoulder.

  • After a dull start , It'should brighten up later.

  • Life won't be dull!

  • The long whining whistle of a shell was followed by the dull boom of the explosion.

  • The evidence was read out to the court in a dull monotone.

  • Broadcast news was accurate and reliable but deadly dull.

  • The audience was dull and very provincial.

  • I realized with a kind of dull shock that I didn't recognize a single name.

  • It is the picture itself that is the problem; so small, so dull. It's a nothing, really.

  • A residue can build up on the hair shaft, leaving the hair limp and dull looking.

  • The coffin closed with a dull thud.

  • The pain, usually a dull ache, gets worse with exercise.

  • The body's natural rhythms mean we all feel dull and sleepy between 1 and 3pm.

Phrase collocation

  • (as) dull as dishwater (或 ditchwater)

    extremely dull

  • dull the edge of

    cause to be less keenly felt; reduce the intensity or effectiveness of

    • she'd have to find something to dull the edges of the pain.

Synonym discrimination

  • dull, tedious, monotonous, dreary

  • foolish, silly, stupid, simple, dull


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