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Entry Word: dull
Function: adjective
Text: 1 lacking sharpness of edge or point <the dull knife just bounced off the skin of the tomato without cutting it>
Synonyms blunt, blunted, dulled, obtuse
Related Words rounded
Near Antonyms cutting, edged, edgy, ground, honed, stropped; jagged, needlelike, prickly, spiked, spiky, spiny
Antonyms keen, pointed, sharp, sharpened, whetted
2 causing weariness, restlessness, or lack of interest <a dull dance recital that made us wish that we were someplace else> -- see BORING
3 covered over by clouds <dull skies plagued most of our vacation at the beach> -- see OVERCAST
4 lacking a surface luster or gloss <a good polish should restore that car's dull finish> -- see MATTE
5 lacking intensity of color <that canvas shirt should fade to an attractive, dull red over time> -- see PALE 1
6 not having or showing an ability to absorb ideas readily <the importance of the discovery was lost on the dull minds of his colleagues> -- see STUPID 1
7 not loud in pitch or volume <a dull roar from the distance> -- see SOFT 1
8 slow to move or act <a dull market for luxury goods> -- see INACTIVE 1