dull

  • 1 Dull — Dull, 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. {Dolt}, {Dwale},… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 dull — adj 1 *stupid, slow, dumb, dense, crass Analogous words: *lethargic, sluggish, comatose: phlegmatic, stolid, *impassive, apathetic: *backward: retarded (see DELAY vb) Antonyms: clever, bright …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 dull — [dul] adj. [ME dul < OE dol, stupid, akin to Ger toll < IE * dh(e)wel < base * dheu , blow, be turbid > DUMB, DWELL, OIr dall, blind, Gr thanatos, death] 1. mentally slow; stupid 2. lacking sensitivity; blunted in feeling or… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 Dull —    DULL, a parish, in the county of Perth, 4 miles (W. by N.) from Aberfeldy; containing, with parts of the late quoad sacra parishes of Foss and Tenandry, and part of the village of Aberfeldy, 3811 inhabitants, of whom 145 are in the village of… …

    A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • 5 dull — [dʌl] adjective JOURNALISM if business on a financial market is dull, not many people are buying or selling: • Shares closed lower in dull trading. • Investors were busy moving in and out of two year Treasury notes yesterday, providing a bit of… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 6 Dull — may refer to: Boring Dull, Perth and Kinross, Scotland, United Kingdom Dull Gret, a figure of Flemish folklore People with the surname Dull: Jack Dull (1930 1995), professor at the University of Washington John Dull (21st century), American… …

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  • 7 dull — [adj1] unintelligent addled, backward, besotted, boring, brainless, daffy, daft, dense, dim, dim witted, doltish, dumb, feeble minded, half baked, ignorant, imbecilic, indolent, insensate, low, moronic, not bright, numskulled, obtuse,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 Düll — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Heinrich Düll (1867–1956), deutscher Bildhauer und Musiker der Prinzregentenzeit Rudolf Düll (1887–1979), deutscher Jurist Ruprecht Düll (* 1931), deutscher Botaniker Siehe auch Privatbrauerei Friedrich… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 9 Dull — Dull, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Duller}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dulling}.] 1. To deprive of sharpness of edge or point. This . . . dulled their swords. Bacon. [1913 Webster] Borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To make dull, stupid …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 dull — (adj.) c.1200, stupid; early 13c., blunt, not sharp; rare before mid 14c., apparently from O.E. dol dull witted, foolish, or an unrecorded parallel word, or from M.L.G. dul slow witted, both from P.Gmc. *dulaz (Cf. O.Fris., O.S. dol foolish,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 Dull — Dull, v. i. To become dull or stupid. Rom. of R. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 dull — dull; dull·ish; dull·ness; …

    English syllables

  • 13 dull — ► ADJECTIVE 1) lacking interest or excitement. 2) lacking brightness or sheen. 3) (of the weather) overcast. 4) slow to understand; rather unintelligent. 5) indistinctly felt or heard. ► VERB ▪ make or become dull …

    English terms dictionary

  • 14 Dull... — Dull..., s. Doll …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 15 dull — index allay, alleviate, bleak (severely simple), diminish, drug, impair, inexpressive, insensible, insipid …

    Law dictionary

  • 16 dull — I UK [dʌl] / US adjective Word forms dull : adjective dull comparative duller superlative dullest ** 1) boring, or not interesting Life in a small village can be very dull. a dull lecture 2) a) not bright or shiny hair that looks dull and… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 dull — dull1 S3 [dʌl] adj comparative duller superlative dullest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(boring)¦ 2¦(colour/light)¦ 3¦(weather)¦ 4¦(pain)¦ 5¦(sound)¦ 6¦(knife/blade)¦ 7¦(not intelligent)¦ 8¦(trade)¦ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 dull — dull1 [ dʌl ] adjective ** ▸ 1 boring ▸ 2 not bright/shiny ▸ 3 not able to react ▸ 4 weak and continuous ▸ 5 low and not clear ▸ 6 not intelligent ▸ 7 not sharp ▸ 8 not busy ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) boring or not interesting: a dull lecture Life in a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 dull — [[t]dʌ̱l[/t]] duller, dullest, dulls, dulling, dulled 1) ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone or something as dull, you mean they are not interesting or exciting. They are both nice people but can be rather dull... I felt she found me …

    English dictionary

  • 20 dull — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English dul; akin to Old English dol foolish, Old Irish dall blind Date: 13th century 1. mentally slow ; stupid 2. a. slow in perception or sensibility ; insensible < somewhat dull of h …

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