Definitions and translations for "dull"

Definition of dull

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Adjective
1. Lacking the ability to cut easily; not sharp.
All these knives are dull.
2. Boring; not exciting or interesting.
He sat through the dull lecture and barely stayed awake.
When does having a dull personality ever get you a girlfriend? Even if you get one, how does being dull help you keep a relationship for over a year?
3. Not shiny; having a matte finish or no particular luster or brightness.
Choose a dull finish to hide fingerprints.
A dull fire or lamp;
A dull red or yellow;
A dull mirror
4. Not bright or intelligent; stupid; slow of understanding.
5. Sluggish, listless.
6. Cloudy, overcast.
It's a dull day.
7. Insensible; unfeeling.
8. Heavy; lifeless; inert.
9. Not intense; felt indistinctly or only slightly.
Pressing on the bruise produces a dull pain.
Verb
10. To render dull; to remove or blunt an edge or something that was sharp.
Years of misuse have dulled the tools.
11. To soften, moderate or blunt; to make dull, stupid, or sluggish; to stupefy.
He drinks to dull the pain.
12. To lose a sharp edge; to become dull.
A razor will dull with use.
13. To render dim or obscure; to sully; to tarnish.
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English - English - dull

Pronunciation
v. blunt, lessen, moderate, dim, cloud
adj. boring; blunt, not sharp; gloomy, somber; stupid, not intelligent; not shiny

English - Spanish - dull

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v. desafilar, despuntar, embotar, entorpecer, quitar la punta a; aliviar, mitigar; deslucir, deslustrar
adj. desafilado, romo, sin filo, sin punta; tonto, cerrado de mollera, rudo, tardo, torpe, zopenco; aburrido, apagado, árido intelectualmente, desabrido, monótono, poco animado, sin interés, tedioso

English - French - dull

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v. émousser, ternir, assombrir
adj. lent, lourd, triste, ennuyeux, monotone; stupide

English - German - dull

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v. schwächen, trüben, stumpf machen, abstumpfen
adj. langweilig; trüb, düster; dumm

English - Indonesian - dull

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v. menumpulkan, redup, tumpul: menjadikan tumpul, mengurangi, memudarkan
a. bodoh, kegiatan: tdk banyak kegiatan, kelam, menjemukan, membosankan, tumpul, majal, ketul, puntul, pudar, mengkilat: yg tdk mengkilat, cerah: tdk cerah, kalis, kusam, lembab, kabur, kuyu, sepi, lamban

English - Italian - dull

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v. ottundere, intorpidire, istupidire; appannare, smorzare, offuscare; smussare; spuntare; indebolire, affievolire; attutire, lenire, mitigare
agg. ottuso, tardo, lento; insensibile; smussato, che ha perso il filo; spuntato; noioso, tedioso, monotono; fiacco, pigro, svogliato; intorpidito, torpido; coperto, fosco; bigio, grigio; debole, smorto

English - Polish - dull

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v. tępieć, przytępiać, stępieć, tłumić, zmatowieć, oślepnąć, oziębiać {przen.}, przytępić
a. nudny, ciężki, nieciekawy, niezabawny, płaski, tępy, nieostry, niezdolny, nierozgarnięty, nieinteligentny, ograniczony, niepojętny, niemrawy, ospały, nieożywiony, apatyczny, bezduszny, nieinteresujący, matowy, mętny, bezbarwny, szary, słaby, głuchy, niedźwięczny, monotonny, jednostajny, niestrawny, ciemny

English - Portuguese - dull

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v. embotar, entorpecer
adj. estúpido, tolo; sombrio; tedioso, maçante

English - Romanian - dull

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v. toci, teşi, amorţi, tâmpi, potoli, slăbi, şterge, atenua, atenua: se atenua, prosti, îndobitoci, întuneca: se întuneca, posomorî, posomorî: se posomorî
a. prost, obtuz, stupid, tâmpit, sec, nelucios, întunecat, mat, opac, luciu: fără luciu, cernit, şters, obscur, greoi, încet, moleşit, leneş, insensibil, nesimţitor, indiferent, surd, posomorât, mohorât, anost, inert, trist, lipsit de strălucire, sumbru, ceţos, nedesluşit, neclar, vag, bont, neascuţit, tocit, plictisitor, plicticos, monoton
a. neinteresant, slab, mocnit, plăpând, spălăcit

English - Russian - dull

Pronunciation
г. притуплять, делать скучным, делать тусклым
прил. тупой, глупый; унылый, понурый, безрадостный, пасмурный; неотточенный, притупленный; не имеющий спроса, неходовой

English - Turkish - dull

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f. kütleştirmek, köreltmek, donuklaştırmak, duygularını köreltmek, uyuşturmak, sersemletmek
s. fersiz, kalın kafalı, kör, mat, sersem, duygusuz, ruhsuz, tatsız, ağır, sıkıcı, donuk, renksiz, soluk

English - Ukrainian - dull

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v. стомлювати, притупляти, тьмяніти
a. тупий, неповороткий, пригнічений, похмурий, тьмяний, безтолковий, кунделистий, млавий

English - Dutch - dull

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ww. afstompen, stomp worden
bn. saai; somber; dof, gedempt; dom

English - Greek - dull

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ρήμ. αμβλύνω, αποβλακώ
επίθ. αμβλύς, πληκτικός, ανιαρός, ηλίθιος

English - Arabic - dull

Pronunciation
‏عتم، جعله متبلد الحس‏
‏كليل، باهت، بليد، ممل، مضجر، غبي، متبلد الحس، كسول، فاتر، غير واضح، غائم‏

English - Chinese - dull

Pronunciation
(动) 使迟钝; 缓和; 使阴暗; 变迟钝; 减少
(形) 钝的, 呆滞的, 无趣的

English - Chinese - dull

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(動) 使遲鈍; 緩和; 使陰暗; 變遲鈍; 減少
(形) 鈍的, 呆滯的, 無趣的

English - Hindi - dull

Pronunciation
v. मंद बनाना, धुंधला करना, मंद होना, कुंठित कर देना, कुंठित करना, कुंठित हो जाना
a. मंद, निष्प्रभ, उदास, कुंठित, निष्क्रय, मूर्ख, जड़, खिन्न, निष्प्राण, मति-मंद

English - Japanese - dull

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(形) 鈍い; 頭が鈍い; 鈍感な
(動) 鈍らせる; さえなくする; 和らげる

English - Korean - dull

Pronunciation
동. 둔하게 하다, 덜다, 흐리게 하다, 우둔하게 하다
형. 지루한; 무딘, 날카롭지 않은, 둔한; 우울한, 기운없는; 어리석은, 멍청한; 흐릿한

English - Vietnamese - dull

Pronunciation
v. làm mờ, làm bớt đau
a. chậm chạp, đần độn, nặng nề, trì độn, mắt yếu, tai không thính, sự đau ngầm
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Verb forms for dull
Present participle: dulling
Present: dull (3.person: dulls)
Past: dulled
Future: will dull
Present conditional: would dull
Present Perfect: have dulled (3.person: has dulled)
Past Perfect: had dulled
Future Perfect: will have dulled
Past conditional: would have dulled