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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 ?
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.
He threw himself on the bench and stared dully at the wood and the signs of work around him, wondering if he should ever come to feel pleasure in them again, while Gyp, dimly aware that there was something wrong with his master, laid his rough grey head on Adam's knee and wrinkled his brows to look up at him.
Lights burned on her till late, dully reflected in the river that tugged at her mooring-ropes.
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.
Dully and far off I heard the crack of a rifle and was feebly aware of the shock as I was dropped to the earth, where I lay without sense or motion.
Father Brown, who had been looking dully at the carpet, lifted his round face and said: "What do you mean?
Having nothing more to fear, having scarce anything to hope, for that he would relent there seemed no promise whatever, she lay down dully.
Lovely it was,' went on Maud, dully conscious of failure, but stippling in like an artist the little touches which give atmosphere and verisimilitude to a story.
In his right hand was a huge spear, about the neck a thick torque of gold, and bound on the forehead shone dully a single and enormous uncut diamond.
He asked himself dully whether whenever you got your way you wished afterwards that you hadn't.
Automatically and dully she replied, "You could insist that she confined herself to--to--something else.