What is dull?

  • (adj): Not having a sharp edge or point.
    Example: "The knife was too dull to be of any use"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on dull:

Lusters - Common Terms - Dull Lustre
... Dull (or earthy) minerals exhibit little to no lustre, due to coarse granulations which scatter light in all directions, approximating a Lambertian reflector ... A distinction is sometimes drawn between dull minerals and earthy minerals, with the latter being coarser, and having even less lustre ...
Dull, Perth And Kinross
3.947334°W / 56.618498 -3.947334 Dull Scottish Gaelic Dul Dull OS grid reference NN806491 Council area Perth and Kinross Country Scotland Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town ABERFELDY Postcode district PH15 ... Situated in the Highland part of the county, Dull consists of a single street of houses on the north side of the valley of the River Tay ... of St Adomnán snapping, thus deciding his burial-place and the founding of Dull ...
Little Wolf - Escape From Fort Robinson
... Following the defeat of Morning Star (Dull Knife) by Col ... Around 1878, he and Dull Knife led almost 300 Cheyenne from their reservation near Fort Reno, Oklahoma, through Kansas, Nebraska, and the Dakota Territory ... The two groups split up after reaching Nebraska, and while Dull Knife's party was eventually forced to surrender near Fort Robinson, Little Wolf's ...
John Dull
... John Dull is a New Jersey folk music artist and folk music promoter ... John Dull is at the forefront of a growing trend of artist that stage intimate home showcases for themselves and other artist ... John's music promotion company JHM Dull Productions has worked with various artist including Pete Seeger, Peter Paul and Mary, The Oak Ridge Boys ...
Black-winged Parrot
... It is largely green with large black patches on wings, dull yellow around eyes, blue-grey beak, and distinct patches over the ears ... Head mostly dull turquoise to slate blue, ear coverts dark or black ... Head mostly green with bluish neck band, ear coverts dull red ...

More definitions of "dull":

  • (adj): Slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity.
    Example: "Although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray
    Synonyms: dense, dim, dumb, obtuse, slow
  • (adj): Lacking in liveliness or animation.
    Example: "He was so dull at parties"; "a dull political campaign"; "a large dull impassive man"; "dull days with nothing to do"; "how dull and dreary the world is"; "fell back into one of her dull moods"
  • (adj): Blunted in responsiveness or sensibility.
    Example: "A dull gaze"; "so exhausted she was dull to what went on about her"- Willa Cather
  • (verb): Make less lively or vigorous.
    Example: "Middle age dulled her appetite for travel"
  • (adj): Darkened with overcast.
    Example: "A dull sky"
    Synonyms: gray, grey, leaden
  • (adj): Not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft.
    Example: "The dull thud"
    Synonyms: thudding
  • (verb): Make dull or blunt.
    Synonyms: blunt
  • (verb): Become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness.
    Example: "The varnished table top dulled with time"
  • (adj): Emitting or reflecting very little light.
    Example: "A dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky"
  • (adj): Being or made softer or less loud or clear.
    Example: "The dull boom of distant breaking waves"
    Synonyms: muffled, muted, softened
  • (verb): Make dull in appearance.
    Example: "Age had dulled the surface"
  • (adj): Not keenly felt.
    Example: "A dull throbbing"; "dull pain"
  • (adj): (of business) not active or brisk.
    Example: "Business is dull (or slow)"
    Synonyms: slow, sluggish
  • (adj): (of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted.
    Example: "Dull greens and blues"
  • (verb): Become less interesting or attractive.
    Synonyms: pall

Famous quotes containing the word dull:

    How charming is divine philosophy!
    Not harsh and crabbèd, as dull fools suppose,
    But musical as is Apollo’s lute,
    And a perpetual feast of nectared sweets,
    Where no crude surfeit reigns.
    John Milton (1608–1674)

    Then to Silvia let us sing
    That Silvia is excelling.
    She excels each mortal thing
    Upon the dull earth dwelling.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    You preferred it to the usual thing:
    One dull man, dulling and uxorious,
    One average mind—with one thought less, each year.
    Ezra Pound (1885–1972)