Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (v) dull (make dull in appearance) "Age had dulled the surface"
- S: (v) dull (become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness) "the varnished table top dulled with time"
- S: (v) muffle, mute, dull, damp, dampen, tone down (deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping)
- S: (v) numb, benumb, blunt, dull (make numb or insensitive) "The shock numbed her senses"
- S: (v) dull, blunt (make dull or blunt) "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
- S: (v) pall, dull (become less interesting or attractive)
- S: (v) dull (make less lively or vigorous) "Middle age dulled her appetite for travel"
- S: (adj) dull (lacking in liveliness or animation) "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"
- S: (adj) dull (emitting or reflecting very little light) "a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky"
- S: (adj) dull, muffled, muted, softened (being or made softer or less loud or clear) "the dull boom of distant breaking waves"; "muffled drums"; "the muffled noises of the street"; "muted trumpets"
- S: (adj) boring, deadening, dull, ho-hum, irksome, slow, tedious, tiresome, wearisome (so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness) "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"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"
- S: (adj) dull ((of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted) "dull greens and blues"
- S: (adj) dull (not keenly felt) "a dull throbbing"; "dull pain"
- S: (adj) dense, dim, dull, dumb, obtuse, slow (slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity) "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"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students"
- S: (adj) dull, slow, sluggish ((of business) not active or brisk) "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market"
- S: (adj) dull (not having a sharp edge or point) "the knife was too dull to be of any use"
- S: (adj) dull (blunted in responsiveness or sensibility) "a dull gaze"; "so exhausted she was dull to what went on about her"- Willa Cather
- S: (adj) dull, thudding (not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft) "the dull thud"; "thudding bullets"
- S: (adj) dull, leaden (darkened with overcast) "a dark day"; "a dull sky"; "the sky was leaden and thick"