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[duhl-ish] /ˈdʌl ɪʃ/
somewhat dull; tending to be dull.
Origin of dullish
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at dull, -ish1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He turned his eyes to where she was indicating and saw a dullish object in the sky, some thousand feet up.

    The Day of the Dog Anderson Horne
  • At the southern end was a great open porch, the adobe floor stained a dullish red, and vines were climbing over the columns.

    A Little Girl in Old San Francisco Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • The Mre Bourron, who had the dullish round eye of a pig that gleamed suspiciously when she became inquisitive, had supped well.

    A Village of Vagabonds F. Berkeley Smith
  • They were full of noise and commotion, and yet, as a matter of fact, they were dullish as they dropped one after another.

    The Wizard's Son, Vol. 2(of 3) Margaret Oliphant
  • He gets on in the good things faster than I do; I'm still but a dullish sort of a scollard; worse luck.

  • Just the steady, dullish daily duties of caring for and tending an ever-changing stream of weary women!

  • But for so far back as any now remembered it had been a dullish gray, suggesting at a distance dead lichens.

    Sundry Accounts Irvin S. Cobb
  • The general colour of the rock was dullish purple, and the stratification very distinct.

  • Sometimes his fur is of a dullish brown, freckled over with grizzly hairs; while other specimens are entirely of a steely grey.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • Mr. Gerald du Maurier was the life and soul of the play, which would have been a dullish business without him.

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