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1. dull

adjective. ['ˈdʌl'] lacking in liveliness or animation.

Synonyms

  • monotonous
  • drab
  • desiccate
  • bovine
  • desiccated
  • colorless
  • unanimated
  • leaden
  • lacklustre
  • lackluster
  • lustreless
  • lusterless
  • dreary
  • spiritless
  • dullness
  • humdrum
  • arid
  • heavy

Antonyms

  • animated
  • spirited
  • lively
  • colorful

Etymology

  • dull (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Dull

  • goksel
  • trull
  • stull
  • smull
  • skull
  • scull
  • schmuhl
  • krull
  • krul
  • crull
  • bruhl
  • yul
  • tull
  • thull
  • thul
  • sul
  • shull
  • ruhl
  • puhl
  • null
  • mull
  • muhl
  • lull
  • kull
  • kuhl
  • juhl
  • hull
  • gull
  • gul
  • guhl

How do you pronounce dull?

Pronounce dull as dəl.

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Sentences with dull


1. Noun, singular or mass
Remove the knife's dull edge by sharpening first with a coarse stone.

2. Adjective
Syringes become dull and contaminated after a single use.

3. Verb, base form
You will not only scratch the surface and dull your knife but the sound can be truly horrible.

Quotes about dull


1. Offence is important; that's how you know you care about things. Imagine a life where you're not offended. So dull.
- Marcus Brigstocke

2. A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving. I hope mine is interesting and self-serving.
- William J. Clinton

3. Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life.
- Aphra Behn

2. dull

adjective. ['ˈdʌl'] emitting or reflecting very little light.

Synonyms

  • subdued
  • luminance
  • luminousness
  • soft
  • flat
  • matted
  • light
  • unpolished
  • mat
  • lacklustre
  • lackluster
  • lustreless
  • brightness
  • lusterless
  • matt
  • luminosity
  • matte

Antonyms

  • polished
  • achromatic
  • wet
  • hydrate

Etymology

  • dull (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. dull

adjective. ['ˈdʌl'] so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness.

Synonyms

  • irksome
  • uninteresting
  • boring
  • deadening
  • tiresome
  • ho-hum
  • tedious
  • wearisome

Antonyms

  • nonpregnant
  • unimportant
  • shallow
  • loose

Etymology

  • dull (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. dull

adjective. ['ˈdʌl'] being or made softer or less loud or clear.

Synonyms

  • soft
  • muted
  • softened

Antonyms

  • thin
  • light-footed
  • nonindulgent
  • empty

Etymology

  • dull (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. dull

adjective. ['ˈdʌl'] (of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted.

Antonyms

  • fresh

Etymology

  • dull (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. dull

verb. ['ˈdʌl'] make dull in appearance.

Synonyms

  • change
  • alter

Antonyms

  • tough
  • coldhearted
  • inclement

Etymology

  • dull (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. dull

adjective. ['ˈdʌl'] not keenly felt.

Antonyms

  • variedness

Etymology

  • dull (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. dull

adjective. ['ˈdʌl'] slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity.

Synonyms

  • obtuse
  • dense
  • stupid
  • dumb
  • dim

Antonyms

  • light
  • effortless
  • enthusiastic
  • domineering

Etymology

  • dull (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. dull

verb. ['ˈdʌl'] become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness.

Antonyms

  • wild

Etymology

  • dull (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. dull

adjective. ['ˈdʌl'] (of business) not active or brisk.

Synonyms

  • sluggish
  • inactive

Antonyms

  • chromatic
  • modulated
  • cheerful

Etymology

  • dull (Middle English (1100-1500))
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