After so many centuries of dull black-and-white, he led us bareheaded into an outdoor, Technicolor future.
Between cupcake fights, a trip to Italy, and a visit from the Jersey Shore's Snooki, there's seldom a dull moment on Cake Boss.
“It was so dull you could watch the colors run,” he once said.
American newspapers are dying mostly because they were so dull for so long a whole generation gave up on them.
He seemed altogether without emotion, without energy, crashed, like a storm had passed and knocked him dull.
It is as extravagant as Ariosto, and as dull as Wilkie's Epigoniad.
My brain in labour with dull rhyme,Hers teeming with the best!
It was not a request, and not a demand; it was the dull statement of a need.
It was already a heavy thought how dull Deerbrook would be without them.
The dull, yellowish-green leaves are rather thickish and downy, the pods erect.
c.1200, "stupid;" early 13c., "blunt, not sharp;" rare before mid-14c., apparently from Old English dol "dull-witted, foolish," or an unrecorded parallel word, or from Middle Low German dul "slow-witted," both from Proto-Germanic *dulaz (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon dol "foolish," Old High German tol, German toll "mad, wild," Gothic dwals "foolish"), from PIE *dheu- (1) "dust, vapor, smoke" (and related notions of "defective perception or wits"). Of color from early 15c.; of pain or other sensations from 1725. Sense of "boring" first recorded 1580s.
dull. (8) Not exhilarating; not delightful; as to make dictionaries is dull work. [Johnson]Dullsville, slang for "town where nothing happens," attested from 1960.
c.1200, "to grow weary, tire;" of pointed or edged things from c.1400; of the senses from 1550s; from dull (adj.). Related: Dulled; dulling.
adj. dull·er, dull·est
Lacking responsiveness or alertness; insensitive.
Not intensely or keenly felt, as in pain.