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Adjective

dull (comparative duller, superlative dullest)

  1. Lacking the ability to cut easily; not sharp.
    All these knives are dull.
  2. Boring; not exciting or interesting.
    He sat through the dull lecture and barely stayed awake.
    When does having a dull personality ever get you a girlfriend? Even if you get one, how does being dull help you keep a relationship for over a year?
  3. Not shiny; having a matte finish or no particular luster.
    Choose a dull finish to hide fingerprints.
  4. Not bright or intelligent; stupid; slow of understanding.

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Verb

Infinitive
to dull

Third person singular
dulls

Simple past
dulled

Past participle
dulled

Present participle
dulling

to dull (third-person singular simple present dulls, present participle dulling, simple past and past participle dulled)

  1. (transitive) To render dull; to remove or blunt an edge or something that was sharp.
    Years of misuse have dulled the tools.
  2. (transitive) To soften, moderate or blunt.
    He drinks to dull the pain.
  3. (intransitive) To lose a sharp edge; to become dull.
    A razor will dull with use.

Translations

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External links

  • dull in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • dull in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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