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Dull Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    dull adj
  1. lacking in liveliness or animation; "he was so dull at parties"; "a dull political campaign"; "a large dull impassive man"; "dull days with nothing to do"; "how dull and dreary the world is"; "fell back into one of her dull moods" [ant: lively]
  2. emitting or reflecting very little light; "a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky" [ant: bright]
  3. being or made softer or less loud or clear; "the dull boom of distant breaking waves"; "muffled drums"; "the muffled noises of the street"; "muted trumpets" [syn: muffled, muted, softened]
  4. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome" [syn: boring, deadening, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome]
  5. (of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted; "dull greens and blues"
  6. not keenly felt; "a dull throbbing"; "dull pain" [ant: sharp]
  7. slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students" [syn: dense, dim, dumb, obtuse, slow]
  8. (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or
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  • Dull: Dull may refer to: Boring Dull, Perth and Kinross , Scotland, United Kingdom. Dull Gret , a figure of Flemish folklore. Formula 1 Racing ...
  • Dull, Perth and Kinross: Dull is a village located in the county of Perth & Kinross in Scotland Situated in the Highland part of the county, Dull consists of a ...
  • Dick Dull: Richard "Dick" Dull (born c. 1945) is an American former athletic director and athlete. death of Len Bias , which prompted Dull's resignation. ...
  • Never a Dull Moment: Never a Dull Moment may refer to: Never a Dull Moment (Rod Stewart album) Never a Dull Moment (Tommy Lee album) Never a Dull Moment (1943 film ...
  • Dull Gret: Dull Gret, also known as Mad Meg, is the Anglicized version of Dulle Griet, a figure of Flemish folklore who is the subject of a 1562 ...
  • Dull-blue Flycatcher: The Dull-blue Flycatcher , Eumyias sordida, is a small passerine bird in the flycatcher family Muscicapidae. This species is an endemic ...
  • Dull Knife Fight: The Dull Knife Fight, or the Battle of Bates Creek, was a Great Plains battle in the Wyoming Territory between the United States Army ...
  • Dull Boy: "Dull Boy" is a single from Mudvayne 's 2007 album By the People, For the People , later included on the band's 2008 studio album The ...
  • Dull Flycatcher: The Dull Flycatcher (Myiagra hebetior) is a species of bird in the Monarchidae family. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea . Its natural ...

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* It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull. - H.L. Mencken

* Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments. - Isaac Asimov

* To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world sparkles with light. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


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