dull: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (dul), [key]
— adj., v. -er, -est,
  1. not sharp; blunt: a dull knife.
  2. causing boredom; tedious; uninteresting: a dull sermon.
  3. not lively or spirited; listless.
  4. not bright, intense, or clear; dim: a dull day; a dull sound.
  5. having very little depth of color; lacking in richness or intensity of color.
  6. slow in motion or action; not brisk; sluggish: a dull day in the stock market.
  7. mentally slow; lacking brightness of mind; somewhat stupid; obtuse.
  8. lacking keenness of perception in the senses or feelings; insensible; unfeeling.
  9. not intense or acute: a dull pain.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to make or become dull.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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