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dull

dull

 
 
pronunciation:
duhl
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: duller, dullest
definition 1: not interesting; boring.
The class was dull, so she fell asleep.
synonyms:
boring
antonyms:
interesting
similar words:
dead, dry
definition 2: not sharp.
You cannot slice a tomato with a dull knife.
antonyms:
sharp
definition 3: lasting a long time but not felt in a sharp way.
The nurse asked whether the pain in his side was dull or sharp.I feel a dull pain in my leg after I exercise.
antonyms:
sharp
definition 4: not bright, shiny, or having much color.
They painted their house a dull gray.
antonyms:
bright
similar words:
pale
derivations: dullish (adj.), dully (adv.), dullness (n.)
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