adjective, dull·er, dull·est.
verb (used with or without object)
SYNONYMS FOR dull
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Origin of dull
synonym study for dull
OTHER WORDS FROM dulldullness, dulness, noundully, adverbun·dulled, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for dull
When we did these exercises in person, our room would be full of energy and excitement, but when I’d drop into online conversations, they were typically more dull and distracted.
If there are noticeable signs of wear, such as missing chunks or a dull tip, that’s a sign the sponge should be thrown out.Bacteria can grow on your neglected makeup and brushes. Here’s what to toss and what to clean.|Allyson Chiu|December 17, 2020|Washington Post
On the other hand, a simpler game with fewer pieces and rules may be easy to explain, but too dull to warrant repeating often, especially if it’s based on competitive rounds.
This homogenization has also affected our habits as travelers and somewhat dulled our sense of curiosity.What Did the Past Smell Like? - Issue 93: Forerunners|Ann-Sophie Barwich|December 9, 2020|Nautilus
Exercise is a powerful analgesic, dulling the sensation of whatever pain you may be experiencing.
The frequent viewing, though, introduces a problem that rubbernecking never had—the dulling and inuring effects of repetition.Kevin Ware’s Broken Leg Will Live On in the Annals of Grisly Injuries|Kent Sepkowitz|April 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I should merely be dulling your appetite, without satisfying your hunger.Daisy Ashford: Her Book|Daisy Ashford
At the instant came a vast grumbling, like underground 136 thunder, not loud apparently, yet dulling all other sounds.The Backwoodsmen|Charles G. D. Roberts
I suppose it is almost impossible for us to appreciate the effect of sin in clouding vision and dulling sympathy.Our Lady Saint Mary|J. G. H. Barry
The chime of the silver bells floated on the still air, dulling the sound of the seven strong brothers' footsteps.Stories from the Ballads|Mary MacGregor
Then there is another cause for the dulling of a wife's bright charm—her inferior position in the eyes of the law.Married Love|Marie Carmichael Stopes
British Dictionary definitions for dull
Derived forms of dulldullish, adjectivedullness or dulness, noundully, adverb
Word Origin for dull
Medical definitions for dull
Idioms and Phrases with dull
In addition to the idiom beginning with dull
- dull as dishwater
- never a dull moment