How much drabber, duller, and more tedious this race will be without those daffy Huntsman girls.
Far less appreciated, Houston, rather than being a southern city of duller wits, actually ranks second in engineers per capita.
Peter Beinart says the House will be a duller, meaner place when he leaves.
His daughters on the other hand… How much drabber, duller, and more tedious this race will be without those daffy Huntsman Girls.
A duller night than last night: a sort of white shade over the blue sky.
That might very well be, for the duller often sees better than the keener eye.
As is so often the case, the margins of the new feathers are duller than the inner portion.
Bertram's duller ear could not hear him, but he also rose from his chair.
Within it the deep set points of light were duller even than they had been in the pillars; almost indeed indistinguishable.
A duller sense, and weaker penetration could not have failed to say the same.
c.1200, "stupid;" early 13c., "blunt, not sharp;" rare before mid-14c., apparently from Old English dol "dull-witted, foolish," or an unrecorded parallel word, or from Middle Low German dul "slow-witted," both from Proto-Germanic *dulaz (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon dol "foolish," Old High German tol, German toll "mad, wild," Gothic dwals "foolish"), from PIE *dheu- (1) "dust, vapor, smoke" (and related notions of "defective perception or wits"). Of color from early 15c.; of pain or other sensations from 1725. Sense of "boring" first recorded 1580s.
dull. (8) Not exhilarating; not delightful; as to make dictionaries is dull work. [Johnson]Dullsville, slang for "town where nothing happens," attested from 1960.
c.1200, "to grow weary, tire;" of pointed or edged things from c.1400; of the senses from 1550s; from dull (adj.). Related: Dulled; dulling.
adj. dull·er, dull·est
Lacking responsiveness or alertness; insensitive.
Not intensely or keenly felt, as in pain.