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Dull

Pronunciation of Dull
/dˈʌl/, /dˈʌl/, /d_ˈʌ_l/

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:

average (adjective)

mediocre.

blanched (adjective)

chalky.

blind (adjective)

uncomprehending, purblind, unperceptive.

blunt (adjective)

unpointed, blunt, unsharpened, edgeless, pointless, obtuse, rounded.

boring (adjective)

prosaic, uninteresting, wearisome, commonplace, boring, depressing, insipid, dry, humdrum, monotonous, dreary, tiresome, tedious, mundane, Weariful.

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.

colorless (adjective)

pale, lusterless, lackluster, toneless, neutral, colorless, achromatic, bleached, faded, white, hueless.

dark (adjective)

sooty, dun.

darkish (adjective)

dim.

dead (adjective)

anesthetized.

dense (adjective)

oafish, Numskulled.

depressed (adjective)

dysphoric, spiritless, heavy-hearted, tristful, melancholic.

dim (adjective)

Weak-minded.

dull (adjective)

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.

dumb (adjective)

vacuous.

expressionless (adjective)

blank, lusterless.

extended (adjective)

prolonged.

flat (adjective)

vapid.

gray (adjective)

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.

ignorant (adjective)

thickheaded.

inactive (adjective)

inanimate, benumbed.

inert (adjective)

inert.

infinite (adjective)

interminable.

insensitive (adjective)

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.

lethargic (adjective)

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.

musty (adjective)

timeworn.

non-resonant (adjective)

muffled, silenced, Damped, dead, deadened, flat, non-resonant, mute.

not sharp (adjective)

blunted, blunt, unpointed, edgeless, unsharpened, square.

numb (adjective)

stupefied, deadened, narcotized, dazed, numb, anesthetized, desensitized, drugged, insensitive.

opaque (adjective)

opaque.

overcast (adjective)

overcast.

repetitious (adjective)

repetitious.

senseless (adjective)

faint, callous, numb, swooning, senseless, comatose, unconscious, dead, soporific, trance-like, insentient, unfeeling, insensible, oblivious, anesthetized, narcotic, insensitive, aloof, unperceptive, blacked out.

simple (adjective)

softheaded.

slow (adjective)

gradual.

slow-witted (adjective)

slow-witted.

stuporous (adjective)

stuporous.

tasteless (adjective)

unsavory.

unaware (adjective)

ignorant.

uneventful (adjective)

slothful.

unimaginative (adjective)

prosaic.

unintelligent (adjective)

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.

unprofitable (adjective)

barren.

washed-out (adjective)

washed-out.

weak (adjective)

Languishing.

Sense 5 (noun)

cloud, low.

Sense 8 (noun)

uneconomical, unprofitable, unhealthy, loss-making, stuporous, underfunded, uneconomic.

Sense 9 (noun)

drown, uncomprehending, blind, quieten.

Sense 10 (noun)

bloodless, anesthetic, weak.

Sense 11 (noun)

down, off.

Sense 13 (noun)

drear, Weariful.

Sense 14 (noun)

earthbound, aseptic, uninspired, flavorless, matter of fact, sterile.

dull (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.

grayness (noun)

Smokiness, iron-grayness, leadenness, drabness, dinginess, dreariness, grayness, dullness, gloominess, somberness, mousiness, dapple-grayness, ashiness, Silveriness, pearliness.

blunt (verb)

diminish, soften.

bore (verb)

fatigue, tire, sedate, tranquilize, annoy, weary, bore.

boring (verb)

repetitious, stodgy.

depressing (verb)

dismal.

disable (verb)

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.

extended (verb)

prolonged.

numb (verb)

desensitize, narcotize, daze, drug.

quiet (verb)

muffle, silence, still, turn down, quiet.

Grey

grey.

Sense 2

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.

Sense 3

elegant, harden, flavorless, barren, razor-sharp, insensate, unhealthy, wan, enthusiastic, Weak-minded, Unapt, blur, derivative.

Sense 4

drown, sterile, murky, weak, bloodless, wooden, cloud.

Sense 5

fog.

Sense 6

bass.

Sense 7

off.

Sense 8

blind.

Sense 10

turn.

apathetic

incurious.

awkward

flat-footed.

bald

staring.

barren

unimaginative.

blanched

chalky.

boorish

rustic.

brainless

Numskulled.

brownish

dun.

commonplace

platitudinous, common, proverbial.

conservative

stuffy.

deathlike

deathly.

dim

obfuscate, Hazed, befog, turn down.

flavorless

bland.

frumpy

dowdy.

hackneyed

stereotyped, trite.

harden

harden.

harmless

innocuous.

inexpressive

unexpressive.

in low spirits

down, heavy-hearted, depressed, desolate, low, melancholic, blue, unhappy, melancholy, spiritless, downhearted, dispirited, wistful, sad, dysphoric, downcast, dejected, tristful.

insipid

sapless.

irksome

Irksome.

monotonous

dragging, drawling.

morose

saturnine.

numb

numbing.

old fashioned

square.

ordinary

plain, undistinguished, indifferent, so-so.

pale

pasty.

prolix

lengthy.

prompt

ready.

quieten

quieten.

repetitious

repetitive.

retarded

Feeble-minded.

routine

uneventful.

shadowy

dusky.

stale

corny, prosy.

striking

impressive.

stupid

simple, thickheaded.

sulky

Mumpish.

tedious

long.

tiresome

singsong.

trite

ready-made, threadbare, stock, timeworn, mickey mouse, uninspiring, musty.

unending

interminable.

unintelligent

simple-minded.

uninteresting

nondescript.

unlettered

unlearned.

unthinking

headless.

vacant

inexpressive.

wan

sallow.

wearied

bored.

whiten

grizzled.

witless

subnormal.

wooden

expressionless.

worn out

hackneyed.

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.

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