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Another word for dull

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Adjective
  1. Having only a limited ability to learn and understand

    See also:

    ability

  2. Lacking responsiveness or alertness

    See also:

    awareness

  3. Unwilling or unable to perceive

    See also:

    see

  4. Lacking passion and emotion

  5. In low spirits

  6. Characterized by reduced economic activity

      1. Yielding readily to pressure or weight:
      2. Easily molded, cut, or worked:
      3. Not tense and therefore capable of absorbing the impact of a ball or puck and of catching, receiving, or controlling it:
      1. Displaying little movement or activity; slow; inactive:
      2. Lacking alertness, vigor, or energy; inert or indolent.
      3. Slow to perform or respond to stimulation.
      1. Not moving or able to move quickly; proceeding at a low speed:
      2. Marked by a retarded tempo:
      3. Taking or requiring a long time:
      1. Not tense or taut; loose:
      2. Lacking in activity; not busy:
      3. Moving slowly; sluggish:
      1. From a place or position:
      2. At a certain distance in space or time:
      3. From a given course or route; aside:
      1. From a higher to a lower place or position:
      2. Toward, to, or on the ground, floor, or bottom:
      3. Downstairs:
    See also:

    increase

  7. Not physically sharp or keen

    See also:

    sharp

  8. Arousing no interest or curiosity

    See also:

    excite

  9. Lacking liveliness, charm, or surprise

    See also:

    excite

  10. Lacking vividness in color

    See also:

    colors

  11. Lacking gloss and luster

      1. A flat piece of coarse fabric or other material used for wiping one's shoes or feet, or in various other forms as a floor covering.
      2. A small flat piece of decorated material placed under a lamp, dish of food, or other object.
      3. A floor pad to protect athletes, as in wrestling or gymnastics.
      1. Lacking distinction, radiance, or vitality; dull:
      1. Lacking brightness, luster, or vitality; dull.
      1. Having a smooth, even surface:
      2. Having a relatively broad level surface in relation to thickness or depth:
      3. Being in horizontal position; lying down:
      1. Lacking in brightness:
      2. Emitting only a small amount of light; faint:
      3. Lacking luster; dull or subdued:
    See also:

    light

Verb
  1. To make or become less keen or responsive

    See also:

    awareness

  2. To render less sensitive

  3. To make or become less sharp-edged

      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. Having a dull edge or end; not sharp.
      2. Abrupt and often disconcertingly frank in speech:
      3. Stark; unadorned:
  4. To make dim or indistinct

      1. A dark area or shape made by an object blocking rays of light.
      2. The darkness or diminished light caused by the blocking of a light source:
      3. A darker area in a picture or photograph.
      1. To cast a shadow over; darken or obscure.
      2. To make insignificant by comparison; dominate.
      1. Covered or obscured, as with clouds or mist.
      2. Clouded over.
      3. Gloomy; melancholy.
      1. Deficient in light; dark:
      2. So faintly perceptible as to lack clear delineation; indistinct:
      3. Indistinctly heard; faint.
      1. To make so confused or opaque as to be difficult to perceive or understand:
      2. To render indistinct or dim; darken:
      1. A mass of fine droplets of water in the atmosphere near or in contact with the earth.
      2. Water vapor condensed on and clouding the appearance of a surface.
      3. Fine drops of a liquid, such as water, perfume, or medication, sprayed into the air.
      1. Partial or total darkness; dimness:
      2. A partially or totally dark place, area, or location.
      3. An atmosphere of melancholy or depression:
      1. Condensed water vapor in cloudlike masses lying close to the ground and limiting visibility.
      2. An obscuring haze, as of atmospheric dust or smoke.
      3. A mist or film clouding a surface, as of a window, lens, or mirror.
      1. The partial or complete obscuring, relative to a designated observer, of one celestial body by another.
      2. The period of time during which such an obscuration occurs.
      3. A temporary or permanent dimming or cutting off of light.
      1. Lacking in brightness:
      2. Emitting only a small amount of light; faint:
      3. Lacking luster; dull or subdued:
      1. A visible body of very fine water droplets or ice particles suspended in the atmosphere at altitudes ranging up to several miles above sea level.
      2. A mass of particles or droplets, as of dust, smoke, or steam, suspended in the atmosphere or existing in outer space.
      3. A large moving body of things in the air or on the ground; a swarm:
      1. To make indistinct and hazy in outline or appearance; obscure:
      2. To make dim, unclear, or cloudy:
      3. To cause to be intellectually indistinguishable:
      1. To blur or redden (the eyes).
      2. To blur; dim.
      3. Bleary.
      1. To cover or obscure with or as if with fog.
      2. To cause confusion in; muddle.
      1. To darken with or as if with clouds; obscure:
    See also:

    clear

Another word for dull

Modifier
  1. Without point or edge