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


I should merely be dulling your appetite, without satisfying your hunger.

There is a pathetic reference in a letter to this dulling of his power of vision.

A look of fright and joy came into Mrs. Vincent's dulling eyes.

And with it a damping of her ardor, and a dulling of the fine edge of her enthusiasm.

There came a louder clamor—volcanic, chaotic, dulling the thunders.

Then came a great crash, with a single second's dulling of the whole blaze.

If he had not forgotten he had at least succeeded in dulling the edge of his feeling for her.

A long continuance of the same kind of food has the effect of dulling the appetite.

It may be more easily explained as a result of a dulling of the imagination.

How I welcomed the gradual deadening of my senses, the dulling of my fevered brain!