Found 3 items, similar to dull.
English → Indonesian
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English → English
adj 1: lacking in liveliness or animation; “he was so dull at
; “a dull political campaign”
; “a large dull
; “dull days with nothing to do”
dull and dreary the world is”
; “fell back into one of
her dull moods”
2: emitting or reflecting very little light; “a dull glow”
“dull silver badly in need of a polish”
; “a dull sky”
3: being or made softer or less loud or clear; “the dull boom
of distant breaking waves”
; “muffled drums”
; “the muffled
noises of the street”
; “muted trumpets”
4: so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; “a
boring evening with uninteresting people”
; “the deadening
effect of some routine tasks”
; “a dull play”
competent but dull performance”
; “a ho-hum speaker who
couldn't capture their attention”
; “what an irksome task
the writing of long letters is”
- Edmund Burke; “tedious
days on the train”
; “the tiresome chirping of a cricket”
Mark Twain; “other people's dreams are dreadfully
5: (of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted; “dull
greens and blues”
6: not keenly felt; “a dull throbbing”
; “dull pain”
7: slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity;
“so dense he never understands anything I say to him”
“never met anyone quite so dim”
; “although dull at
classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly
- Thackeray; “dumb officials make some really dumb
; “he was either normally stupid or being
; “worked with the slow students”
8: (of business) not active or brisk; “business is dull (or
; “a sluggish market”
9: not having a sharp edge or point; “the knife was too dull to
be of any use”
10: blunted in responsiveness or sensibility; “a dull gaze”
exhausted she was dull to what went on about her”
11: not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or
against something relatively soft; “the dull thud”
12: darkened with overcast; “a dark day”
; “a dull sky”
; “a gray
; “gray clouds”
; “the sky was leaden and
v 1: make dull in appearance; “Age had dulled the surface”
2: become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or
brightness; “the varnished table top dulled with time”
3: deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping [syn: muffle
, tone down
4: make numb or insensitive; “The shock numbed her senses”
5: make dull or blunt; “Too much cutting dulls the knife's
] [ant: sharpen
6: become less interesting or attractive [syn: pall
7: make less lively or vigorous; “Middle age dulled her
appetite for travel”
English → English
, a. [Compar. Duller
; superl. Dullest
.] [AS. dol
foolish; akin to gedwelan to err, D. dol mad, dwalen to
wander, err, G. toll mad, Goth. dwals foolish, stupid, cf.
Gr. ? turbid, troubled, Skr. dhvr to cause to fall. Cf.
1. Slow of understanding; wanting readiness of apprehension;
stupid; doltish; blockish. “Dull at classical learning.”
She is not bred so dull but she can learn. --Shak.
2. Slow in action; sluggish; unready; awkward.
This people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears
are dull of hearing. --Matt. xiii.
O, help my weak wit and sharpen my dull tongue.
3. Insensible; unfeeling.
Think me not
So dull a devil to forget the loss
Of such a matchless wife. -- Beau. & Fl.
4. Not keen in edge or point; lacking sharpness; blunt. “Thy
scythe is dull.”
5. Not bright or clear to the eye; wanting in liveliness of
color or luster; not vivid; obscure; dim; as, a dull fire
or lamp; a dull red or yellow; a dull mirror.
6. Heavy; gross; cloggy; insensible; spiritless; lifeless;
inert. “The dull earth.”
As turning the logs will make a dull fire burn, so
changes of study a dull brain. -- Longfellow.
7. Furnishing little delight, spirit, or variety;
uninteresting; tedious; cheerless; gloomy; melancholy;
depressing; as, a dull story or sermon; a dull occupation
or period; hence, cloudy; overcast; as, a dull day.
Along life's dullest, dreariest walk. -- Keble.
Syn: Lifeless; inanimate; dead; stupid; doltish; heavy;
sluggish; sleepy; drowsy; gross; cheerless; tedious;
irksome; dismal; dreary; clouded; tarnished; obtuse. See
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Duller
; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To deprive of sharpness of edge or point. “This . . .
dulled their swords.”
Borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. --Shak.
2. To make dull, stupid, or sluggish; to stupefy, as the
senses, the feelings, the perceptions, and the like.
Those [drugs] she has
Will stupefy and dull the sense a while. --Shak.
Use and custom have so dulled our eyes. --Trench.
3. To render dim or obscure; to sully; to tarnish. “Dulls
4. To deprive of liveliness or activity; to render heavy; to
make inert; to depress; to weary; to sadden.
Attention of mind . . . wasted or dulled through
, v. i.
To become dull or stupid. --Rom. of R.