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dull

 (dŭl)
adj. dull·er, dull·est
1.
a. Arousing little interest; lacking liveliness; boring: a dull movie.
b. Not brisk or rapid; sluggish: Business has been dull.
2. Not having a sharp edge or point; blunt: a dull knife.
3.
a. Not intensely or keenly felt: a dull ache.
b. Not bright, vivid, or shiny: a dull brown; a glaze with a dull finish.
c. Cloudy or overcast: a dull sky.
d. Not clear or resonant: a dull thud.
4. Intellectually weak or obtuse; stupid.
5. Lacking responsiveness or alertness; insensitive: half-asleep and dull to the noises in the next room.
6. Dispirited; depressed: a dull mood.
tr. & intr.v. dulled, dull·ing, dulls
To make or become dull.

[Middle English dul; akin to Old English dol.]

dull′ish adj.
dull′ness, dul′ness n.
dul′ly adv.
Synonyms: dull, colorless, drab1, humdrum, lackluster, pedestrian, stodgy, uninspired
These adjectives mean lacking in liveliness, charm, or surprise: a dull, uninteresting performance; a colorless and unimaginative person; a drab and boring job; a humdrum conversation; a lackluster life; a pedestrian movie plot; a stodgy dinner party; an uninspired lecture.
Antonym: lively
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.dully - without liveliness; "she nodded her head dully"
2.dully - without luster or shine; "the light shone dully through the haze"; "unpolished buttons glinted dully"
Translations
كما يَنْبَغي، وِفْقا للأُصول
hloupěnudně
kedeligt
tompán
dauflega, heimskulega
gerektiği gibihakkıyla

dully

[ˈdʌllɪ] ADV
1. (= boringly) [speak, write] → de manera aburrida
2. (= dimly) [glow, gleam, shine] → pálidamente, débilmente
3. (= without enthusiasm) [say, reply] → sin entusiasmo; [think] → de forma confusa
he looked dully about the roomsus ojos recorrieron la habitación sin entusiasmo
4. (= with a muffled sound) → sordamente, con ruido sordo
5. (= with a dull pain) his arm throbbed dullytenía un dolor sordo en el brazo

dully

[ˈdʌlli] adv
[look] → d'un air morne
[gleam, shine] → faiblement
[thump, sound] → d'une manière sourde
[ache, throb] → sourdement

dully

adv
(= dimly) gleam, glintmatt, schwach
(= without enthusiasm) say, looklustlos
(= vaguely) throb, ache, feeldumpf
(= boringly)langweilig

dully

[ˈdʌllɪ] adv (listen) → con aria imbambolata; (act) → senza mostrare interesse; (talk, write) → in modo monotono, in modo insipido

dull

(dal) adjective
1. slow to learn or to understand. The clever children help the dull ones.
2. not bright or clear. a dull day.
3. not exciting or interesting. a very dull book.
ˈdully adverb
ˈdullness noun
References in classic literature ?
No, he never said a word about it," replied Janet dully.
For some time, now, the boys had been dully con- scious of a peculiar sound in the distance, just as one sometimes is of the ticking of a clock which he takes no distinct note of.
The sol- dier went mechanically, dully, with his animal- like eyes upon the officer.
She stood by the window and looked out dully at a grey cat walking a grey fence in a grey backyard.
The room was large, and sombre with dark woods and hangings like the hall; but through the west window the sun threw a long shaft of gold across the floor, gleamed dully on the tarnished brass andirons in the fireplace, and touched the nickel of the telephone on the great desk in the middle of the room.
The semblance of an inn is attempted to be given to this wretched place by fragments of conventional red curtaining in the windows, which rags are made muddily transparent in the night-season by feeble lights of rush or cotton dip burning dully in the close air of the inside.
It seemed fair--the property for which he had lusted so mercilessly left for the woman with whom he had lived so dully, left as the ransom to be paid for his liberty.
Having nothing more to fear, having scarce anything to hope, for that he would relent there seemed no promise whatever, she lay down dully.
The corners of the mouth were suddenly depressed, the eyes sunk dully in their orbits; he seemed to become strangely bowed and old.
Look," said the girl dully, indicating the horizon with an apathetic gesture.
He gloated over his victim, and his eyes flamed dully, as he swung the whip or club and listened to White Fang's cries of pain and to his helpless bellows and snarls.
They all, it seems, have confidence in me," thought Razumov dully.