Definitions of dull

  1. To deprive of sharpness of edge or point.
  2. To make dull, stupid, or sluggish; to stupefy, as the senses, the feelings, the perceptions, and the like.
  3. To render dim or obscure; to sully; to tarnish.
  4. To deprive of liveliness or activity; to render heavy; to make inert; to depress; to weary; to sadden.
  5. To take away the sharpness of; make stupid or heavy; tarnish.
  6. To make dull: to make stupid: to blunt: to damp: to cloud.
  7. To become stupid; become dull or blunt; lose brightness.
  8. To become dull.
  9. make numb or insensitive; " The shock numbed her senses"
  10. deaden ( a sound or noise), esp. by wrapping
  11. make less lively or vigorous; " Middle age dulled her appetite for travel"
  12. become less interesting or attractive
  13. To make dull or stupid; to blunt; to depress; to make insensible or slow to perceive; to make heavy or slow of motion; to sully; to tarnish or cloud.
  14. To make dull; to stupefy; to blunt; to tarnish.
  15. Slow of understanding; wanting readiness of apprehension; stupid; doltish; blockish.
  16. Slow in action; sluggish; unready; awkward.
  17. Insensible; unfeeling.
  18. Not keen in edge or point; lacking sharpness; blunt.
  19. 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.
  20. Heavy; gross; cloggy; insensible; spiritless; lifeless; inert.
  21. 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.
  23. Dulness.
  24. Dully, dulness, dullness.
  25. DULLY.
  26. ( of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted; " dull greens and blues"
  27. darkened with overcast; " a dark day"; " a dull sky"; " a gray rainy afternoon"; " gray clouds"; " the sky was leaden and thick"
  28. not having a sharp edge or point; " the knife was too dull to be of any use"
  29. not keenly felt; " a dull throbbing"; " dull pain"
  30. lacking in liveliness or animation; " he was so dull at parties"; " a dull political campaign"; " a large dull impassive man"; " dull days with nothing to do"; " how dull and dreary the world is"; " fell back into one of her dull moods"
  31. not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft; " the dull thud"; " thudding bullets"; " thumping feet on the carpeted stairs"
  32. become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness; " the varnished table top dulled with time"
  33. make dull in appearance; " Age had dulled the surface"
  34. make dull or blunt; " Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
  35. blunted in responsiveness or sensibility; " a dull gaze"; " so exhausted she was dull to what went on about her"- Willa Cather
  36. Slow of understanding or action; stupid; without sensibility; not bright or clear to the eye; blunt; not brisk or active; wearisome; cloudy.
  37. Slow of hearing, of learning, or of understanding: insensible: without life or spirit: slow of motion: drowsy: sleepy: sad: downcast: cheerless: not bright or clear: cloudy: dim, obscure: obtuse: blunt:-( comm.) little in demand.
  38. Stupid; slow; spiritless; dim; blunt.
  39. Stupid; doltish; slow of hearing, seeing, understanding, or learning; without life or spirit; slow of motion; sleepy; drowsy; sad; depressing; dreary; insensible; cheerless; not clear; tarnished; not briskly burning; dim; obseure; blunt; obtuse; cloudy; being without wind.
  40. The primary idea is a stoppage of the faculties or powers proper to the subject; without spirit; not cheerful; stupid; slow of understanding; slow of hearing; slow to learn; not bright or clear; dim; obscure; blunt; cloudy.