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dull

234 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[dˈʌl], [dˈʌl], [d_ˈʌ_l]
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Synonyms for Dull:

blunt (adjective)

blunt, obtuse, pointless, rounded, unpointed, unsharpened.

boring (adjective)

boring, commonplace, depressing, dreary, dry, humdrum, insipid, monotonous, mundane, prosaic, tedious, tiresome, uninteresting, wearisome.

colorless (adjective)

achromatic, bleached, colorless, faded, hueless, lackluster, lusterless, neutral, pale, toneless, white.

dull (adjective)

apathetic, benumbed, besotted, boorish, bovine, cloddish, comatose, dense, dim, doltish, drowsy, lethargic, loutish, ponderous, sleepy, slow, sluggish, soporific, stupefied, thick-witted.

gray (adjective)

ashen, battleship-gray, dapple-gray, dingy, drab, gloomy, gray, grizzled, gun metal, iron-gray, lead-gray, leaden, mole-gray, mousy, neutral-tint, pearl-gray, pearly, salt-and-pepper, silvery, smoky, somber, taupe.

lethargic (adjective)

dopey, drooping, drugged, indolent, insensible, lackadaisical, languid, languorous, lazy, leisurely, lifeless, listless, lumpish, phlegmatic, slothful, tired, torpid, unhurried.

non-resonant (adjective)

damped, dead, deadened, flat, muffled, mute, non-resonant, silenced.

numb (adjective)

anesthetized, dazed, desensitized, insensitive, narcotized, numb.

senseless (adjective)

aloof, blacked out, callous, faint, insentient, narcotic, oblivious, senseless, swooning, trance-like, unconscious, unfeeling, unperceptive.

grayness (noun)

ashiness, dapple-grayness, dinginess, drabness, dreariness, dullness, gloominess, grayness, iron-grayness, leadenness, mousiness, pearliness, silveriness, smokiness, somberness.

blunt (verb)

deaden, desensitize, diminish, soften.

bore (verb)

annoy, bore, fatigue, sedate, tire, tranquilize, weary.

disable (verb)

abrogate, anesthetize, benumb, botch, cramp, cripple, disable, disarm, enfeeble, hamper, hamstring, handicap, hinder, hobble, impair, incapacitate, invalidate, lame, neutralize, paralyze, prostrate, sap, scotch, screw up, stun, stupefy, tamper, undermine, vitiate, weaken.

numb (verb)

daze, drug, narcotize.

quiet (verb)

muffle, quiet, silence, still, turn down.

Other synonyms and related words:

blank, choke, cold, cushion, damp, dampen, deaden the pain, deadpan, deafen, droopy, drown, dry-as-dust, dun, empty, exanimate, fishy, glassy, glazed, heavy, hebetate, hebetudinous, inert, leaded, lethargical, lightless, logy, lymphatic, mat, obdurate, obtund, pepless, phlegmatical, repress, slack, slow-witted, smother, stifle, stolid, stop, subdue, supine, suppress, take the edge off, tame, tarnish, throttle, tone down, unimaginative, unintelligent, unpoetical, vacant, wooden.

Rhymes for Dull:

  1. hull, cull, mull, gull, skull, cul, null, scull, lull;

Quotes for Dull:

  1. The first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull Dean Acheson.
  2. It's only when you suddenly stop perspiring that your forearms go dull George Antheil.
  3. Somebody must always be doing something new, or life would get very dull Ninette de Valois.

Idioms of Dull:

  1. dull as dishwater;
  2. deadly dull
  3. be ( as) dull as ditchwater;
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