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Meaning of word dull from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

dull   adjective

Meaning : 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.

Full of life and energy.

A lively discussion.
Lively and attractive parents.
A lively party.

Meaning : Emitting or reflecting very little light.

Example : A dull glow.
Dull silver badly in need of a polish.
A dull sky.

Emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts.

The sun was bright and hot.
A bright sunlit room.

Meaning : Being or made softer or less loud or clear.

Example : The dull boom of distant breaking waves.
Muffled drums.
The muffled noises of the street.
Muted trumpets.

Synonyms : muffled, muted, softened

Meaning : So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness.

Example : A boring evening with uninteresting people.
The deadening effect of some routine tasks.
A dull play.
His competent but dull performance.
A ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention.
What an irksome task the writing of long letters is.
Tedious days on the train.
The tiresome chirping of a cricket.
Other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome.

Synonyms : boring, deadening, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome

जिससे मन ऊब जाए या उबाने वाला।

उसका भाषण मेरे लिए उबाऊ था।
उकताऊ, उचाटू, उबाऊ, ऊबाऊ, पकाऊ

Meaning : (of color) very low in saturation. Highly diluted.

Example : Dull greens and blues.

Meaning : Not keenly felt.

Example : A dull throbbing.
Dull pain.

Keenly and painfully felt. As if caused by a sharp edge or point.

A sharp pain.
Sharp winds.

Meaning : Slow to learn or understand. Lacking intellectual acuity.

Example : So dense he never understands anything I say to him.
Never met anyone quite so dim.
Although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick.
Dumb officials make some really dumb decisions.
He was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse.
Worked with the slow students.

Synonyms : dense, dim, dumb, obtuse, slow

Meaning : (of business) not active or brisk.

Example : Business is dull (or slow).
A sluggish market.

Synonyms : slow, sluggish

Meaning : Not having a sharp edge or point.

Example : The knife was too dull to be of any use.

जिसकी धार चोखी या तीक्ष्ण न हो।

वह भोथरी छुरी को धार करवा रहा है।
अतीक्ष्ण, अतीव्र, आकुंठित, आकुण्ठित, कुंठित, कुंद, कुण्ठित, कुन्द, गुठला, भोंतरा, भोंतला, भोथरा, मोथरा

Having or made by a thin edge or sharp point. Suitable for cutting or piercing.

A sharp knife.
A pencil with a sharp point.

Meaning : Blunted in responsiveness or sensibility.

Example : A dull gaze.
So exhausted she was dull to what went on about her.

Meaning : Not clear and resonant. Sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft.

Example : The dull thud.
Thudding bullets.

Synonyms : thudding

Meaning : Darkened with overcast.

Example : A dark day.
A dull sky.
The sky was leaden and thick.

Synonyms : leaden

dull   verb

Meaning : Make dull in appearance.

Example : Age had dulled the surface.

Meaning : Become dull or lusterless in appearance. Lose shine or brightness.

Example : The varnished table top dulled with time.

Meaning : Deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping.

Synonyms : damp, dampen, muffle, mute, tone down

Meaning : Make numb or insensitive.

Example : The shock numbed her senses.

Synonyms : benumb, blunt, numb

किसी कारण से रक्त संचार रुकने से हाथ या पैर के किसी भाग का सुन्न होना।

सोते समय सीने के नीचे दब जाने के कारण मेरा हाथ सो गया है।

शरीर के किसी अंग का अचेतन होना।

ज्यादा देर तक एक ही स्थान पर बैठने के कारण मेरा पैर सुन्न हो गया है।
सुन्न होना

Meaning : Make dull or blunt.

Example : Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge.

Synonyms : blunt

Make sharp or sharper.

Sharpen the knives.

Meaning : Become less interesting or attractive.

Synonyms : pall

Meaning : Make less lively or vigorous.

Example : Middle age dulled her appetite for travel.


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