make dull in appearance become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness, as of a varnished surface
- "Age had dulled the surface"
make less lively or vigorous
- "Middle age dulled her appetite for travel"
- "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick - Thackeray"
- "his competent but dull performance"
- "a dull play"
lacking in liveliness or animation
- "fell back into one of her dull moods"
- "how dull and dreary the world is"
- "dull days with nothing to do"
- "a large dull impassive man"
- "a dull political campaign"
- "he was so dull at parties"
emitting or reflecting very little light
- "a dull sky"
- "dull silver badly in need of a polish"
- "a dull glow"
being or made softer or less loud or clear
- "the dull boom of distant breaking waves"
- enformig [ vardagligt ]
not keenly felt
- "dull pain"
- "a dull throbbing"
- molande [ medicin ]
blunted in responsiveness or sensibility
- "so exhausted she was dull to what went on about her - Willa Cather"
- "a dull gaze"
not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft
- "the dull thud"