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  1. somewhat dull; tending to be dull.
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Origin of dullish

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at dull, -ish1
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Historical Examples of dullish

  • He gets on in the good things faster than I do; I'm still but a dullish sort of a scollard; worse luck.

    The Sheepfold and the Common, Vol. II (of 2)

    Timothy East

  • At the southern end was a great open porch, the adobe floor stained a dullish red, and vines were climbing over the columns.

  • They were full of noise and commotion, and yet, as a matter of fact, they were dullish as they dropped one after another.

  • Will the reader consent to their Dialogue, which is dullish, but singular to have in an authentic form, with Nicolai as voucher?

  • 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