Antonyms for

Antonyms of verb dull

1 of 7 senses of dull

Sense 5:
dull, blunt
Antonym of sharpen (Sense 1)

Antonyms of adj dull

12 senses of dull

Sense 1:
dull (vs. lively)

lively (vs. dull)
alive(predicate)bouncing, bouncy, peppy, spirited, zippybreezybubblybubbling, effervescent, frothy, scintillating, sparklyburbling, burbly, effusive, gushinglivewarm
Sense 2:
dull (vs. bright)

bright (vs. dull)
agleam, gleaming, nitidaglow(predicate), lambent, lucent, luminousaglitter(predicate), coruscant, fulgid, glinting, glistering, glittering, glittery, scintillant, scintillating, sparklybeady, beadlike, buttony, buttonlikebeaming, beamy, effulgent, radiant, refulgentblazing, blinding, dazzling, fulgent, glaring, glarybright as a new penny(predicate)brilliantardentglimmeryglistening, glossy, lustrous, sheeny, shiny, shiningiridescent, nacreous, opalescent, opaline, pearlescentluridnoctilucentsatiny, sleek, silken, silky, silklike, slickself-luminousshimmerysilver, silvern, silverytwinkling(prenominal)
Sense 3:
dull, muffled, muted, softened

INDIRECT (VIA soft) -> loud

Sense 4:
boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome

INDIRECT (VIA uninteresting) -> interesting

Sense 5:

INDIRECT (VIA unsaturated) -> saturated, pure

Sense 6:
dull (vs. sharp)

sharp (vs. dull)
acute, intensecutting, keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinatingfulguratingsalt
Sense 7:
dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow

INDIRECT (VIA stupid) -> smart

Sense 8:
dull, slow, sluggish

INDIRECT (VIA inactive) -> active

Sense 9:
dull (vs. sharp)

sharp (vs. dull)
carnassialchisel-likedagger-likedrill-likeedgedfang-likefile-likeincisivekeenknifelikemetal-cuttingpenetrative, penetratingrazor-sharpsharpenedsharp-toothed
Sense 10:

INDIRECT (VIA insensitive) -> sensitive

Sense 11:
dull, thudding

INDIRECT (VIA unreverberant) -> reverberant

Sense 12:
dull, leaden

INDIRECT (VIA cloudy) -> clear © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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