Definition for dull

adjective as in not sharp

adjective as in drab, lackluster in effect on senses

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Example Sentences

Both are real questions high-schoolers face at this point in their lives, but that doesn’t amount to engaging conflict here thanks to a dull screenplay.

Finally, Winceworth finds his labor to be so dull that he creates fake words and sneaks them into Swansby’s Dictionary.

A dull village life might have prompted our ancestors to explore what might be across that river, or perhaps to try a new berry they found in the woods.

Place the shiny side next to your body, as the dull silver side reflects only 65 percent of radiated heat.

Long gone are the days of dead batteries, dull blades, and desperate trips to the barber.

But the man appears so weary that I decide to skip the dull stuff and get to the heat.

The work at Art Basel is often interesting, often dull, and disproportionately decorative in nature.

His course managed to be both dreadfully dull and appallingly difficult, with few light moments.

I was quoted in The New York Times saying, ‘We dared to be dull’.

According to Mack, he nearly killed her, broke 18 of her bones and, “sawed much of my hair off with [a] dull knife.”

The policemen looked dull and heavy, as if never again would any one be criminal, and as if they had come to know it.

Drone: the largest tube of a bag-pipe, giving forth a dull heavy tone.

It'll be beastly dull for her at The Warren, you see, poor girl; and she doesn't seem to jump at Spunyarn, though he does hang on.

They are grayish or colorless, and have a dull waxy look, as if cut from paraffin (Figs. 43 and 61).

There was a distant, dull boom in the air—a repeated heavy thud.


On this page you'll find 587 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dull, such as: boring, dim, dumb, simple, slow, and sluggish.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.