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(adj., adj.sat, verb)


There are 19 meanings of the word Dull.

How to pronounce dull:


Dull - as an adjective

Lacking in liveliness or animation

Example: "He was so dull at parties"

Antonyms (Opposite Meaning)

Emitting or reflecting very little light

Example: "A dull glow"

Antonyms (Opposite Meaning)

Not keenly felt

Example: "A dull throbbing"

Antonyms (Opposite Meaning)

Not having a sharp edge or point

Example: "The knife was too dull to be of any use"

Antonyms (Opposite Meaning)

Dull - as an adjective satellite

Being or made softer or less loud or clear

Example: "The dull boom of distant breaking waves"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness

Example: "A boring evening with uninteresting people"

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(of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted

Example: "Dull greens and blues"

Slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity

Example: "So dense he never understands anything i say to him"

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(of business) not active or brisk

Example: "Business is dull (or slow)"

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Blunted in responsiveness or sensibility

Example: "A dull gaze"

Not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft

Example: "The dull thud"

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Darkened with overcast

Example: "A dull sky"

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Dull - as a verb

Make dull in appearance

Example: "Age had dulled the surface"

Become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness

Example: "The varnished table top dulled with time"

Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
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Make numb or insensitive

Example: "The shock numbed her senses"

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Make dull or blunt

Example: "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"

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Antonyms (Opposite Meaning)

Become less interesting or attractive

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Make less lively or vigorous

Example: "Middle age dulled her appetite for travel"

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Example Sentences

"The lecture was so dull that I fell asleep."
"The weather today is dull and gray."
"He has a dull personality and never says anything interesting."
"The movie was very dull; I wouldn't recommend it."
"Her voice has a dull tone that puts me to sleep."
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Word Game Points

Is DULL a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, dull is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

DULL has a SCRABBLE points total of 5.

Is DULL a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, dull is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
DULL has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 8.

Is DULL a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, dull is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
DULL has a WORDFEUD points total of 6.

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