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Pronunciation

Adjective

dull (comparative er, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
dull

Comparative
er

Superlative
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  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.
    Choose a dull finish to hide fingerprints.
  4. Not bright or intelligent.

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Verb

Infinitive
to dull

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to dull (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To render dull; to remove or blunt an edge or something that was sharp.
    Years of misuse have dulled the tools.
  2. (transitive) To soften, moderate or blunt.
    He drinks to dull the pain.
  3. (intransitive) To lose a sharp edge; to become dull.
    A razor will dull with use.

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