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  • 1 dull´ness — dull «duhl», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. not sharp or pointed; blunt: »It is hard to cut with a dull knife. 2. not bright or clear; lacking in vividness, brightness, or intensity: »a dull sound, a dull green, a dull day of rain. SYNONYM(S): obscure …

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  • 2 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 …

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  • 3 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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  • 4 dull — /dʌl / (say dul) adjective 1. slow of understanding; obtuse; stupid. 2. lacking keenness of perception in the senses or feelings; insensible; unfeeling. 3. not intense or acute: a dull pain. 4. slow in motion or action; not brisk; sluggish. 5.… …

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  • 5 Dull-mantled Antbird — Male, nominate subspecies, at Tapir Lodge trails near Braulio Carrillo National Park (Costa Rica) Conservation status …

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  • 6 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},… …

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  • 7 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… …

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  • 8 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,… …

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  • 9 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 …

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  • 10 make someone's day — To make the day memorable for someone • • • Main Entry: ↑day make someone s day see under ↑day • • • Main Entry: ↑make * * * make someone’s day phrase to make someone feel very happy She said …

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  • 11 Make Your Own History — Studio album by Stray from the Path Released October 26, 2009 Recorded Bulb Studios in Washington, D.C. in February 2009 Genre …

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  • 13 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… …

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  • 14 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

  • 15 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

  • 16 dull — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unsharp, blunt; deadened, numb; stupid; tedious, uninteresting, boring; spiritless, vapid, vacuous; dead, lifeless; sluggish, listless, lethargic; lackluster, dim, cloudy, obscure, stale, jaded. v.… …

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  • 17 dull — dullness, dulness, n. dully, adv. /dul/, adj., duller, dullest, v. adj. 1. not sharp; blunt: a dull knife. 2. causing boredom; tedious; uninteresting: a dull sermon. 3. not lively or spirited; listless. 4. not b …

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  • 18 dull — 1 adjective 1 BORING not interesting or exciting: Bill s friends are a pretty dull bunch. | the dull routine of the office | as dull as ditchwater BrE informal (=very boring) 2 never a dull moment often humorous used to say that a lot of… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 dull — [[t]dʌl[/t]] adj., dull•er, dull•est, v. 1) not sharp; blunt: a dull knife[/ex] 2) uninteresting: a dull sermon[/ex] 3) not lively or spirited; listless 4) not bright, intense, or clear; dim: a dull day; a dull sound[/ex] 5) having very little… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 dull — adj. & v. adj. 1 slow to understand; stupid. 2 tedious; boring. 3 (of the weather) overcast; gloomy. 4 a (esp. of a knife edge etc.) blunt. b (of colour, light, sound, or taste) not bright, vivid, or keen. 5 (of a pain etc.) usu. prolonged and… …

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