Antonyms for dull:
bright, brilliant, happy, scintillant, light, sedulous, quick, knifelike, exciting, alert, silver, sharp, active, shimmery, luminous, pointed, reverberant, keen, bright as a new penny, intelligent, lively, spirited, energetic, cheerful, surprising, silvern, sheeny, pleasant, good, clear, saturated, vivacious, sapient, interesting, springy, smart, sensitive, fast, silklike, satin, zippy, shrewd, lustrous.
Synonyms for dull:
uncomprehending, purblind, unperceptive.
boring, uninteresting (adjective)
ordinary, repetitious, tame, vapid, uninspiring, arid, soporific, tired, plain, tiresome, commonplace, stale, repetitive, humdrum, dry, prosy, trite, stock, common, dreary, dismal, hackneyed, pointless, insipid, unimaginative, blah.
bovine, dense, toilsome, besotted, doltish, dim, comatose, lethargic, drowsy, benumbed, stupefied, backward, apathetic, slow, thick-witted, obtuse, soporific, loutish, sleepy, boorish, ponderous, cloddish, sluggish, blunt.
gray, mole-gray, ashen, lead-gray, dreary, iron-gray, somber, gun metal, taupe, dingy, smoky, leaden, battleship-gray, salt-and-pepper, drab, mousy, grizzled, dapple-gray, pearly, pearl-gray, gloomy, silvery, neutral-tint.
depressed, inactive, quiet, apathetic, spiritless, heavy, prosaic, monotonous, listless, unresponsive, insensible, languid, jejune, callous, inert, still, lifeless, blank, slack, dead, flat, indifferent, colorless, unexciting, torpid.
languorous, leisurely, apathetic, dopey, drugged, leaden, unhurried, torpid, tired, sluggish, lumpish, phlegmatic, lymphatic, indolent, listless, insensible, slothful, drooping, benumbed, languid, lazy, lifeless, lackadaisical, slow, lethargic.
not sharp (adjective)
faint, callous, numb, swooning, senseless, comatose, unconscious, dead, soporific, trance-like, insentient, unfeeling, insensible, oblivious, anesthetized, narcotic, insensitive, aloof, unperceptive, blacked out.
indolent, shallow, tedious, Numskulled, Feeble-minded, backward, simple-minded, thick, insensate, vacuous, brainless, slow, simple, dumb, dim-witted, obtuse, wearisome, sluggish, boring, dim, dense, doltish, low, ignorant, witless, besotted.
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Sense 14 (noun)
dulled, soft, Irksome, flat, tone down, drab, arid, wearisome, monotonous, lustreless, sluggish, muffled, thumping, tedious, unreverberant, gray, blunted, humdrum, edgeless, pall, cloudy, lusterless, damp, mute, desiccated, deadened, obtuse, unsharpened, inactive, uninteresting, mat, deadening, heavy, boring, leaden, lacklustre, dense, desiccate, matte, numb, dreary, grey, matted, muffle, dim, blunt, bovine, dumb, lackluster, matt, nonresonant, softened, muted, slow, benumb, insensitive, tiresome, unsaturated, thudding, dampen, ho-hum.
disarm, tamper, botch, enfeeble, stun, paralyze, invalidate, scotch, undermine, screw up, stupefy, incapacitate, cramp, impair, neutralize, abrogate, hobble, hamstring, hamper, prostrate, benumb, sap, deaden, weaken, cripple, handicap, anesthetize, lame, vitiate, disable, hinder.
dimly, anesthetic, pedestrian, clinical, blah, vegetable, eclipse, Two-edged, overcast, blank, slavish, half-witted, left-handed, barbed, unreadable, hollow, stale, becloud, blear, double-edged, overshadow, middle-aged, shallow, matter of fact, readable, worthy, ordinary, depress, obfuscate, oily, deadly, uninspired, befog, wanly, earthbound.
in low spirits
Usage examples for dull:
- I thought it was dull in London. - "April Hopes", William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009.
- I shall not think that even you could desire me to choose so dull a way of life. - "The Life and Genius of Nathaniel Hawthorne", Frank Preston Stearns.
- In this state of dull despair he remained for many weeks. - "Hereward, The Last of the English", Charles Kingsley.