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Lacking brightness, luster, or vitality; dull. See Synonyms at dull.
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(ˈlækˌlʌs tər)

1. lacking brilliance or radiance; dull: lackluster eyes.
2. lacking liveliness or vitality: a lackluster performance.
3. a lack of brilliance or vitality.
Also, esp. Brit.,lack′lus`tre.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lackluster - lacking brilliance or vitality; "a dull lackluster life"; "a lusterless performance"
dull - 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"
2.lackluster - lacking luster or shine; "staring with lackluster eyes"; "lusterless hair"
dull - emitting or reflecting very little light; "a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky"
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1. Lacking gloss and luster:
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