adjective, dull·er, dull·est.
verb (used with or without object)
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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
Then Devant went back into his lonely house and sat down before the dulling fire to think it out about Thornly.Janet of the Dunes|Harriet T. Comstock
It is death of that which makes me man—the weakening of my will, the dulling of my conscience, the loss of spiritual vision.Gloria Crucis|J. H. Beibitz
The razor-keen wits that had stood by her so gallantly for three-quarters of a century or more were dulling.Superwomen|Albert Payson Terhune
It is also dulling her sense of the necessity of keeping her business abreast with the times.The Business of Being a Woman|Ida M. Tarbell
Gordon gazed into Little's dulling eyes, and as he watched, his head was bent alertly as if to catch outside sounds.Gold Out of Celebes|Aylward Edward Dingle
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