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1 lacking sharpness of edge or point
  • The dull knife just bounced off the skin of the tomato without cutting it.
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2 causing weariness, restlessness, or lack of interest
  • There's never a dull moment around here!
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3 covered over by clouds
  • Dull skies plagued most of our vacation days at the beach.
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5 lacking intensity of color
  • That canvas shirt should fade to an attractive, dull red over time.
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dull, blunt, obtuse mean not sharp, keen, or acute. dull suggests a lack or loss of keenness, zest, or pungency.
    • a dull pain
    • a dull mind
blunt suggests an inherent lack of sharpness or quickness of feeling or perception.
    • a person of blunt sensibility
obtuse implies such bluntness as makes one insensitive in perception or imagination.
    • too obtuse to take the hint

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dull

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1 to reduce or weaken in strength or feeling
  • The aspirin dulled his headache and he was soon feeling better.
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2 to make white or whiter by removing color
  • The painting's once-vivid colors have been dulled by time.
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