Day after day, Nordegren gives photographers the dullest show ever.
Almost inconceivably, the most exciting campaign in our lifetimes devolved into the dullest show on TV.
So the winter wore away somehow,—the period that Milly remembered as, on the whole, the dullest part of her married life.
The most lively thought is still inferior to the dullest sensation.
The leading articles of the Magazine are among the dullest and most useless things ever printed.
The "dullest" plays, one might say roughly, are those which last the longest.
One serious thought of the end and consequence of all thy work, one would think, should put life into the dullest soul!
How even the dullest fellows would dare to throw a stone at him!
They are much more wild than the wildest romances of chivalry and much more dull than the dullest religious tract.
I can brighten the dullest sky with the sunshine of a little love.
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.