Dull synonyms

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Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; not sharp.
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The definition of melancholy is someone or something that is sad or gloomy.
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Without point or edge
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Feeling or characterized by sadness or dejection.
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(UK) extremely low as to be competitive.
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Without point or edge
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Having no purpose; purposeless; unable to effect an aim.
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Abrupt or acute:
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Having a sharp point or edge.
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not sharp
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(Stock market) Characterized by falling share prices.
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Not sharpened.
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Round means a circular shape.
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Expressed in units measuring area:
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Not glossy; matte:
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Having an obtuse angle:
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Not having an edge, or whose boundary is unclear.
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Without point or edge
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Without point or edge
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Beaten repeatedly or consistently; beaten up.
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That has been used
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The definition of broken is split, out of order, or not continuous.
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Lacking force; ineffectual.
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(Zoology) Belonging to the Edentata.
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The definition of gloomy is dark, depressing or dim.
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Plain or subdued, as in decoration:
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Dark or dreary in character; joyless, and grim.
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Of a dull grayish to yellowish brown.
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The definition of matte is a dull or not shiny finish.
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Depressed; miserable
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The definition of bleak is something that is gloomy, somber or exposed to wind and cold.
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Sullen or threatening:
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Emitting only a small amount of light; faint:
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The definition of dun is a dull grayish-brown.
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Without color
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Of just one colour; lacking a pattern.
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Lacking light; dim; dark; murky
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Open to more than one interpretation.
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The definition of lackluster is something lacking energy or excitement, or lacking in shine or vibrancy.
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Lacking brightness or color
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Lacking brightness or color
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Not reflecting light; having no luster:
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Pertaining to or resembling lead; heavy, grey, sluggish.
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Somber; dull
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Stained, or covered with grime.
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Of, pertaining to, or resembling pitch.
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Colored, marked, stained, or covered with ink
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(Not comparable) No longer living.
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Being of the color black, producing or reflecting comparatively little light and having no predominant hue.
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Of a black colour, like that of coal.
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Not lit
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Dirty or filthy:
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Lacking luster or brilliance; dull, grayish, etc.
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Not bright or pure:
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Having gray hair; hoary.
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Made of its wood
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That no longer has life; dead
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Consisting of or caused by rust
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Lacking brightness or color
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Tending to make poor decisions or careless mistakes.
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The definition of stolid is a person who is unexcitable and not prone to showing lots of emotion or sensitivity.
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Not active; slow or slow-moving; dull
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Designating, of, or equipped with massive or relatively heavy weapons, armor, etc.
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Not quick or clever in understanding; dull; obtuse
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Slowed or delayed in development or progress, esp. because of mental retardation
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Lacking intelligence or wit; foolish.
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Not very active; dull; quiet
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Behind others in progress or development:
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Difficult to understand because of complexity or obscurity:
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Lacking intelligence or sensitivity; said usually of living beings
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(Obsolete) Moving or progressing very slowly.
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Uninteresting and tiresome; dull.
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Having or showing a lack or deficiency of intelligence
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(Of a person) Not intellectual.
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Characterized by lack of purpose, of profitable employment, etc.; idle
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Like a dolt; dull in intellect; stupid; blockish; as, a doltish clown.
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Having the qualities of a scatterbrain.
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Weak in intellectual power; wanting firmness or constancy; lacking intelligence; irresolute; vacillating; imbecile.
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Confused; mixed up.
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Having an addle brain; muddled; stupid
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Lacking a keen or swift intellect, not too bright or not too swift.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Like or as an imbecile; so senseless as to be laughable; absurd, foolish, stupid, idiotic.
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Foolish; witless.
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Matter-of-fact and dry; prosaic.
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(Usually of writing or speaking but also figurative) Overly plain or simple, to the point of being boring; humdrum.
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The definition of fatuous is foolish or silly.
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Not having normal emotional feelings; cold; tactless; undiplomatic
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Not sympathetic to others; callous or hardhearted.
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Exhibiting a lack of responsiveness.
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Not able to react, surprised, shocked.
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Dull; insensitive
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Characterized by such a feeling
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The definition of apathetic is someone who is not interested or doesn’t show any feeling or emotion.
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Having or suggesting a calm, sluggish temperament; unemotional or apathetic.
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Lacking intelligence or sensitivity; said usually of living beings
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Lacking spirit, energy, or vigor; listless; depressed
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(Not comparable) Having no brain.
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Extending not far downward.
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Causing little or no pain:
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Mentally incompetent.
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The definition of simple-minded is someone who is unsophisticated, foolish or mentally impaired.
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(--- Biology) Having no divisions or branches; not compound:
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Showing foolishness or stupidity.
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Clumsy or cumbersome.
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Poorly ventilated; having little fresh air; close
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Dull; tedious; uninteresting
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Conspicuously unintelligent; stupid:
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Hard to hear or understand, as from being husky or slurred:
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Of or for a lowbrow
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Lacking intelligence or sensitivity; said usually of living beings
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(Figuratively) Ungainly as a result of muscle over-development.
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Being like a nitwit; being stupid or foolish.
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Alternative spelling of dim-witted.
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Lacking intelligence or sensitivity; said usually of living beings
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Lacking intelligence or sensitivity; said usually of living beings
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Causing fatigue or boredom; wearisome.
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Worn out by constant use; no longer having freshness, originality, or novelty; stale
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Made trite by overuse
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Having little or no variation or variety
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Lacking variety or excitement; dull; boring.
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The definition of dreary is something that is gloomy or depressing.
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The definition of dry is something without moisture, water or liquid.
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Not interesting; lifeless; dull
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Devoid of something specified:
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Lacking qualities that excite, stimulate, or interest; dull.
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The definition of vapid is someone or something that is uninteresting or lacking flavor.
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Exhibiting no personal worry, embarrassment, or concern:
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Arousing little or no interest or curiosity; boring.
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The definition of deadly is something likely to be terminal or the cause of your demise, or something complete, something hateful, or something extremely boring.
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Lacking interest; said usually of writing, speaking, or inanimate things
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Tending to speak or write at excessive length.
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Ordinary; common:
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Having no special characteristics or function; everyday, common, mundane (often deprecatory).
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Belonging equally to or shared equally by two or more; joint:
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In conformity with regular practice or procedure:
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Having existed or lived for the specified time.
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Having lasted from a remote period; having been of long duration; of great age; very old.
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Having lost freshness; made musty, dry, bad, etc. by having been kept too long
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Outdated
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No longer in style or use; not current; outmoded; old-fashioned
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Pertaining or belonging to the time period prior to a great or destructive flood or deluge
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Relating to, being, or characteristic of a much earlier, often more primitive period, especially one that develops into a classical stage of civilization:
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Having white or gray hair from advanced age
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Exhausted; tired out
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Drearily commonplace and often predictable; trite:
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In need of some rest or sleep.
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Lacking interest; said usually of writing, speaking, or inanimate things
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Not able or likely to arouse enthusiasm in others
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Characterised by cliches or platitudes.
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Lacking interest or imagination; prosaic; ordinary and dull
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In accord with established procedure:
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Often encountered or seen:
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(Computing, not comparable) Generally recognised; reserved for some usual purpose.
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Represented, as in a work of art, in simplified or abstract form.
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Dismal; dreary:
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Progressing slowly and laboriously.
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The definition of repetitious is something repeated over and over.
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Lacking interest; said usually of writing, speaking, or inanimate things
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Given to or characterized by repetition.
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Lacking interest; said usually of writing, speaking, or inanimate things
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Showing signs of much wear or use.
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Lacking interest; said usually of writing, speaking, or inanimate things
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Causing physical or mental fatigue; tedious or tiresome.
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Causing fatigue; tiring:
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The definition of soporific is something that tends to make you tired or that makes you sleepy or drowsy.
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Lacking interest; said usually of writing, speaking, or inanimate things
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Lacking interest; said usually of writing, speaking, or inanimate things
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That tires or tire.
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Hackneyed; trite
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Hackneyed; trite
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Used for breeding:
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Lacking interest; said usually of writing, speaking, or inanimate things
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Lacking interest; said usually of writing, speaking, or inanimate things
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Moving or developing very slowly.
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Lacking interest; said usually of writing, speaking, or inanimate things
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Lacking interest; said usually of writing, speaking, or inanimate things
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(Simile) Unquestionably dead. Used for both inanimate objects and once living beings.
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Blah is defined as a boring or depressing person or thing.
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(Dated, US, Canada) Boring; not interesting or novel.
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Not loud or distinct
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(Music) Produced by or provided with a mute.
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Ranked near the beginning of an ascending series or scale:
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Having low dissolved mineral content:
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Undisturbed; tranquil; calm; quiet
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Without interest or spirit; listless; indifferent
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Making or characterized by no sound or faint sound:
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Showing lack of interest or spirit; listless; languid
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Happening at constant (especially short) intervals. [from 17th c.]
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Not affecting the plane of polarized light: said of some isomers of certain optically active crystalline substances
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With no outstanding or unusual event; peaceful, routine, etc.
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Characterized by sloth; indolent; lazy
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Showing little activity
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Not talking much or not talking loudly; reserved.
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Equal in proportion, quantity, size, etc.
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Of, relating to, or resembling a ruminant mammal of the bovid subfamily Bovinae, such as a cow, ox, or buffalo, especially one in the genus Bos.
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Resembling a cow.
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Familiar through use; usual; customary.
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Slow; idle; sluggish
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Showing little or no activity or vitality; inactive or sluggish:
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Showing little activity
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Thickset or cumbersome.
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Not lively; slow, dull, dilatory, etc.
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Started on the way.
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Bounding back with, or having, great resilience
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Erupting or liable to erupt; not dormant:
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Performed, done, or acted, in a weak or feeble manner; not exhibiting vigor, strength, or energy; slight; as, faint efforts; faint resistance.
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Noncontentious, blandly agreeable, unlikely to cause offence or debate; bland, inoffensive. [from 20th c.]
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Using methods to protect against infection by pathogenic microorganisms:
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Materialistic
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(Botany) Failing to produce flowers or fruits:
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Stale, trite, or commonplace through overuse; clichéd:
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Having calluses; toughened:
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Involving or based on direct observation of a patient:
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Of, relating to, or affected with coma; unconscious.
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Affected or marked by low spirits; dejected.
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Afflicted; sick:
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(Poetic) Dreary.
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Inclined to drowse; heavy with sleepiness; lethargic; dozy.
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Confused; perplexed
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(Chiefly UK, Australia and Canada, alternative in US) Alternative form of gray.
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(Bot.) Having a blunt point, as certain leaves
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Not having the qualities associated with active, living organisms.
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Inappropriate:
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(Of an image etc) not clearly defined or not having a sharp outline; faint or dim
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Slow to respond or react; lethargic.
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(Of speech or a sound) having a single unvaried pitch
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Tedious; repetitive and boring
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So lacking in recognizable character or qualities as to belong to no definite class or type; hard to classify or describe
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Sewn with long, overlying stitches in order to prevent raveling, as the raw edges of fabric.
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The definition of pallid is someone who is abnormally pale, especially someone lacking in color.
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Characterized by an unsophisticated focus on local concerns to the exclusion of wider contexts; elementary in scope or outlook.
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Done without care or interest or merely as a form or routine; superficial
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Made to conform to some style
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Having subdued colors.
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Characterized by a lack of excitement or liveliness; unexciting or uninteresting:
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The definition of apathy is a lack of emotion or interest.
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The definition of a bromide is a compound containing bromine.
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(Archaic) thickness, coarseness
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Work that is hard, menial, or tiresome
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Dullness of mind; mental lethargy.
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Something that is inane.
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(Uncountable) The condition of being insipid; insipidness.
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A state of extreme torpor or apathy, especially with lack of emotion or interest; loosely, sluggishness, laziness. [from 14th c.]
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Tedium as a result of repetition or a lack of variety.
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Something that is obtuse
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A trite or banal remark or statement, especially one expressed as if it were original or significant.
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A prosaic expression
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Abnormal, repeated, nonfunctional behavior, such as pacing or chewing, in a captive or domesticated animal.
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The property of being tepid.
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A statement that is obviously true or that is often presented as true:
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The definition of allay means to make better or decrease something that is unpleasant.
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To make less severe, as a pain or difficulty.
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The definition of assuage is to fulfill the needs of.
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To make (the eyes or the vision) dim; darken or obscure
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To make numb, especially by cold.
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(Mathematics) To reduce (an equation) in a lower degree.
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To deprive of courage or enthusiasm; discourage; depress; daunt
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To cause to be less extreme, intense, or violent.
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To make less intense; dull or deaden.
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To deduct or return (an amount) from a payment or bill.
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To make or become sad.
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To make stagnant
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Sully is defined as to spoil or stain, or to disgrace.
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(Informal) To live or spend a period of time in a dull, inactive, un-challenging way.
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Arousing or holding the attention or interest of someone.
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Not encumbered; unembarrassed; clear of impediments; hence, active; nimble; swift.
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Having a glow or lustre.
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Glowing in the dark, as paint with a phosphor in it
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Free of obstacles.
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Responsive to external conditions or stimulation; having sensation:
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The definition of vivacious is lively or animated.
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Moving with speed, rapidity or swiftness, or capable of doing so; rapid; fast.
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Sharp; incisive; to the point, as an epigram
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Having a row of sharp or tooth-like projections.
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Of or pertaining to high levels of activity; having many memorable events.
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Well thought-out, well considered.
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(Archaic) Brisk; fresh.
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The definition of witty is someone or something that is funny and clever.
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Alternative spelling of weak-minded.
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Having slow or confused reactions, as if in a stupor; groggy
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Partly blind
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A drug that temporarily depresses neuronal function, producing total or partial loss of sensation with or without the loss of consciousness.
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Achieved without bloodshed:
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Pale, without redness or glare; said of a flame.
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(Of a person) Feeling despondent.
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Pertaining to dysphoria, or of being in a state of dysphoria
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Of or relating to melancholia.
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Of colours: dark, deep; later, sombre, dull.
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Sorrowful; gloomy.
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Not suitable; inappropriate:
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Expressing sadness or yearning:
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Fatigued; exhausted.
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Causing weariness; tiresome.
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Lacking taste or flavor; without seasoning, spice, or discernible qualities of taste.
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Straightforward or unemotional:
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Producing little or no vegetation; unfruitful:
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To become sour:
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To darken with or as if with clouds; obscure:
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To make obscure or muddled; confuse; bewilder
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To blur (a surface or an outline)
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To become cloudy or overcast:
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The partial or total blocking of light of one celestial object by another. An eclipse of the Sun or Moon occurs when the Earth, Moon, and Sun are aligned. &diamf3; In a solar eclipse the Moon comes between the Sun and Earth. During a total solar eclipse the disk of the Moon fully covers that of the Sun, and only the Sun's corona is visible. &diamf3; An annular eclipse occurs when the Moon is farthest in its orbit from the Earth so that its disk does not fully cover that of the Sun, and part of the Sun's photosphere is visible as a ring around the Moon. &diamf3; In a lunar eclipse all or a part of the Moon's disk enters the umbra of the Earth's shadow and is no longer illuminated by the Sun. Lunar eclipses occur only during a full moon, when the Moon is directly opposite the Sun.
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To practice in a small or mean way; to pettifog.
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(Intransitive) to look or feel sad, sullen or despondent.
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To spray the leaves of (a houseplant) with water from a mister
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To obfuscate is to confuse someone, or to obscure the meaning of something.
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To cast a shadow over; darken or obscure.
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(Archaic) To shelter from light or heat
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Having only a limited ability to learn and understand
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Lacking responsiveness or alertness
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Unwilling or unable to perceive
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Lacking passion and emotion
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Lacking passion and emotion
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Experiencing the effect of favourable fortune; having the feeling arising from the consciousness of well-being or of enjoyment; enjoying good of any kind, as peace, tranquillity, comfort; contented; joyous.
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Characterized by reduced economic activity
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Arousing no interest or curiosity
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Lacking vividness in color
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so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; ; ; ; ; ; - Edmund Burke; ; - Mark Twain
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(Linguistics): aspirated.
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not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft
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To cloak.
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To wrap or cover in order to deaden or prevent sound
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To turn off the sound of.
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To suppress or extinguish (a fire) by reducing or cutting off air.
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(Intransitive) To become damp; to deaden.
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(Idiomatic) To relax; to make quieter or less obtrusive; to make milder.
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To make sharp
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Lacking light; dim; shadowy
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Alternative form of thickwitted.
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Having a bright sheen.
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Possessing the power to charm or allure; captivating.
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Causing exhilaration; invigorating.
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Synonym Study

  • Obtuse literally applies to a pointed end whose sides form an angle greater than 90⅓⅓⅓⅓⅓°, and figuratively connotes lack of understanding or sensitivity too obtuse to comprehend See also syn. study at stupid.
  • Blunt is often equivalent to dull , but specifically refers to a point or edge that is intentionally not sharp a blunt fencing saber
  • Dull is specifically applied to a point or edge that has lost its previous sharpness a dull knife and generally connotes a lack of keenness, zest, spirit, intensity, etc. a dull book, a dull ache
Find another word for dull. In this page you can discover 401 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for dull, like: blunt, melancholy, blunted, depressed, keen, dulled, pointless, sooty, sharp, sharpened and bright.