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Definition of Dull

Dull

  1. Slow of understanding; wanting readiness of apprehension; stupid; doltish; blockish.
  2. Slow in action; sluggish; unready; awkward.
  3. Insensible; unfeeling.
  4. Not keen in edge or point; lacking sharpness; blunt.
  5. Not bright or clear to the eye; wanting in liveliness of color or luster; not vivid; obscure; dim; as, a dull fire or lamp; a dull red or yellow; a dull mirror.
  6. Heavy; gross; cloggy; insensible; spiritless; lifeless; inert.
  7. Furnishing little delight, spirit, or variety; uninteresting; tedious; cheerless; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; as, a dull story or sermon; a dull occupation or period; hence, cloudy; overcast; as, a dull day.
  8. To deprive of sharpness of edge or point.
  9. To make dull, stupid, or sluggish; to stupefy, as the senses, the feelings, the perceptions, and the like.
  10. To render dim or obscure; to sully; to tarnish.
  11. To deprive of liveliness or activity; to render heavy; to make inert; to depress; to weary; to sadden.
  12. To become dull or stupid.

Dull Quotations

It is just like man's vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.
Mark Twain

Life is as tedious as twice-told tale, vexing the dull ear of a drowsy man.
William Shakespeare

The long, dull, monotonous years of middle-aged prosperity or middle-aged adversity are excellent campaigning weather for the devil.
C. S. Lewis

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
Helen Keller

I am a woman in process. I'm just trying like everybody else. I try to take every conflict, every experience, and learn from it. Life is never dull.
Oprah Winfrey
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Dull Translations

dull in Dutch is onnozel, dom, flauw, simpel
dull in French is terne, fade, obtus
dull in Italian is appannato, insipido
dull in Latin is bardus, stolidus, piger pigra pigrum
dull in Spanish is embotado, lasto, soso

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