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dull
v. make less lively or vigorous; "Middle age dulled her appetite for travel"
dull
v. become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness; "the varnished table top dulled with time"
dull, pall
v. become less interesting or attractive
dull
v. make dull in appearance; "Age had dulled the surface"
blunt, dull
v. make dull or blunt; "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
dull, blunt, benumb, numb
v. make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"
tone down, dampen, damp, dull, mute, muffle
v. deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
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dull, unglossy
adj. (of a surface or coating) not glossy; "The wall was painted with an unglossy matte paint."
sluggish, slow, dull
adj. (of business) not active or brisk; "business is dull (or slow)"; "a sluggish market"
drab, dull
adj. lacking in interest: "her drab personality"; "his competent but dull performance of the role"
slow, obtuse, dumb, dull, dim, dense
adj. 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"
leaden, dull
adj. darkened with overcast; "a dark day"; "a dull sky"; "the sky was leaden and thick"
dull
adj. not having a sharp edge or point; "the knife was too dull to be of any use"
ho-hum, wearisome, tiresome, tedious, slow, irksome, dull, deadening, boring
adj. 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"
unimaginative, stodgy, drab, dull
adj. 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"
softened, muted, muffled, dull
adj. 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"
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burnish, glossiness, gloss, polish
adj. the property of being smooth and shiny
assuage, palliate, alleviate, relieve
v. provide physical relief, as from pain; "This pill will relieve your headaches"
blench, blanch, pale
v. turn pale, as if in fear
blunt, deaden
v. make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation; "Terror blunted her feelings"; "deaden a sound"
petrify
v. cause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned; "The horror petrified his feelings"; "Fear petrified her thinking"
paralyse, paralyze
v. make powerless and unable to function; "The bureaucracy paralyzes the entire operation"
discolorise, discolourise, discolorize, decolourise, decolorise, decolourize, decolorize, decolour, decolor, bleach out, bleach
v. remove color from; "The sun bleached the red shirt"
discolorise, discolourise, discolorize, decolourise, decolorise, decolourize, decolorize, decolour, decolor, bleach out, bleach
v. remove color from; "The sun bleached the red shirt"
discolorise, discolourise, discolorize, decolourise, decolorise, decolourize, decolorize, decolour, decolor, bleach out, bleach
v. remove color from; "The sun bleached the red shirt"
freeze
v. cause to freeze; "Freeze the leftover food"
deaden
v. make vapid or deprive of spirit; "deadened wine"
belittle, diminish
v. lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; "don't belittle your colleagues"
belittle, diminish
v. lessen the authority, dignity, or reputation of; "don't belittle your colleagues"
mitigate
v. make less severe or harsh; "mitigating circumstances"
tone down, tame, moderate
v. make less strong or intense; soften; "Tone down that aggressive letter"; "The author finally tamed some of his potentially offensive statements"
scarf out, pig out, gourmandize, gormandise, gormandize, overgorge, englut, ingurgitate, satiate, binge, overeat, engorge, stuff, glut, overindulge, gorge
v. overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself; "She stuffed herself at the dinner"; "The kids binged on ice cream"
replete, fill, sate, satiate
v. fill to satisfaction; "I am sated"
pall, cloy
v. cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing; "Too much spicy food cloyed his appetite"
quench
v. cool (hot metal) by plunging into cold water or other liquid; "quench steel"
blunt, dull
v. make dull or blunt; "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
jolt
v. disturb (someone's) composure; "The audience was jolted by the play"
dull, blunt, benumb, numb
v. make numb or insensitive; "The shock numbed her senses"
pipe down, quiet down, quiesce, quieten, quiet, hush
v. become quiet or quieter; "The audience fell silent when the speaker entered"
surfeit, cloy
v. supply or feed to surfeit
plaguey, plaguy, vexing, vexatious, teasing, pestiferous, pesky, nettlesome, irritating, galling, bothersome, annoying, pestering
adj. causing irritation or annoyance; "tapping an annoying rhythm on his glass with his fork"; "aircraft noise is particularly bothersome near the airport"; "found it galling to have to ask permission"; "an irritating delay"; "nettlesome paperwork"; "a pesky mosquito"; "swarms of pestering gnats"; "a plaguey newfangled safety catch"; "a teasing and persistent thought annoyed him"; "a vexatious child"; "it is vexing to have to admit you are wrong"
unhearable, inaudible
adj. impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear; "an inaudible conversation"
sorry, dismal, gloomy
adj. causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"
sorry, dismal, gloomy
adj. causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"
colourless, colorless
adj. weak in color; not colorful
colourless, colorless
adj. weak in color; not colorful
pallid, pale
adj. lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness; "a pale rendition of the aria"; "pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender"; "a pallid performance"
grubby
adj. infested with grubs
slow, obtuse, dumb, dull, dim, dense
adj. 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"
cloud-covered, sunless, overcast, clouded
adj. filled or abounding with clouds
thick
adj. having component parts closely crowded together; "a compact shopping center"; "a dense population"; "thick crowds"; "a thick forest"; "thick hair"
dejected
adj. affected or marked by low spirits; "is dejected but trying to look cheerful"
subtle, faint
adj. faint and difficult to analyze; "subtle aromas"
dull
adj. 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"
dull
adj. 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"
bovine
adj. dull and slow-moving and stolid; like an ox; "showed a bovine apathy"
monotonous, humdrum
adj. tediously repetitious or lacking in variety; "a humdrum existence; all work and no play"; "nothing is so monotonous as the sea"
monotonous, humdrum
adj. tediously repetitious or lacking in variety; "a humdrum existence; all work and no play"; "nothing is so monotonous as the sea"
lustreless, lusterless, lacklustre, lackluster
adj. lacking brilliance or vitality; "a dull lackluster life"; "a lusterless performance"
lustreless, lusterless, lacklustre, lackluster
adj. lacking brilliance or vitality; "a dull lackluster life"; "a lusterless performance"
lustreless, lusterless, lacklustre, lackluster
adj. lacking brilliance or vitality; "a dull lackluster life"; "a lusterless performance"
punishing
adj. resulting in punishment; "the king imposed a punishing tax"
wearying, wearing, tiring, exhausting
adj. producing exhaustion; "an exhausting march"; "the visit was especially wearing"
phlegmatical, phlegmatic
adj. showing little emotion; "a phlegmatic...and certainly undemonstrative man"
half-hearted, lukewarm, tepid, halfhearted
adj. feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm; "a halfhearted effort"; "gave only lukewarm support to the candidate"
unglamourous, unglamorous, prosaic, humdrum, commonplace
adj. not challenging; dull and lacking excitement; "an unglamorous job greasing engines"
slow
adj. (used of timepieces) indicating a time earlier than the correct time; "the clock is slow"
calendered, glossy
adj. (of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and glossy especially by pressing between rollers; "calendered paper"; "glossy paper"
unhappy
adj. experiencing or marked by or causing sadness or sorrow or discontent; "unhappy over her departure"; "unhappy with her raise"; "after the argument they lapsed into an unhappy silence"; "had an unhappy time at school"; "the unhappy (or sad) news"; "he looks so sad"
taxing, onerous, burdensome
adj. not easily borne; wearing; "the burdensome task of preparing the income tax return"; "my duties weren't onerous; I only had to greet the guests"; "a taxing schedule"
headless, brainless
adj. not using intelligence
slow-witted, half-witted, feebleminded
adj. mentally deficient
intriguing
adj. capable of arousing interest or curiosity; "our team came up with some most intriguing finds"
ho-hum, wearisome, tiresome, tedious, slow, irksome, dull, deadening, boring
adj. 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"
sorrowful
adj. experiencing or marked by or expressing sorrow especially that associated with irreparable loss; "sorrowful widows"; "a sorrowful tale of death and despair"; "sorrowful news"; "even in laughter the heart is sorrowful"- Proverbs 14:13
senile, gaga, doddery, doddering
adj. mentally or physically infirm with age; "his mother was doddering and frail"
ordinary
adj. not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; "ordinary everyday objects"; "ordinary decency"; "an ordinary day"; "an ordinary wine"
thick, dense
adj. hard to pass through because of dense growth; "dense vegetation"; "thick woods"
unpointed, pointless
adj. not having a point especially a sharp point; "my pencils are all pointless"
snub
adj. unusually short; "a snub nose"
retarded
adj. relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development; "providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded"
retarded
adj. relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development; "providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded"
slow-witted, half-witted, feebleminded, backward
adj. retarded in intellectual development
slow-witted, half-witted, feebleminded, backward
adj. retarded in intellectual development
simple-minded, dim-witted, simple
adj. lacking mental capacity and subtlety
provocative
adj. serving or tending to provoke, excite, or stimulate; stimulating discussion or exciting controversy; "a provocative remark"; "a provocative smile"; "provocative Irish tunes which...compel the hearers to dance"- Anthony Trollope
rounded
adj. curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"
obtuse
adj. (of a leaf shape) rounded at the apex
apathetic
adj. showing little or no emotion or animation; "a woman who became active rather than apathetic as she grew older"
lifeless
adj. lacking animation or excitement or activity; "the party being dead we left early"; "it was a lifeless party until she arrived"
exciting
adj. stimulating interest and discussion; "an exciting novel"
first-class, splendid, fantabulous, excellent
adj. very good;of the highest quality; "made an excellent speech"; "the school has excellent teachers"; "a first-class mind"
unwise
adj. showing or resulting from lack of judgment or wisdom; "an unwise investor is soon impoverished"
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mat, matted, matte, matt, flat
adj. not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish"
neutral
adj. lacking distinguishing quality or characteristics; "a neutral personality that made no impression whatever"
pallid, pale
adj. lacking in vitality or interest or effectiveness; "a pale rendition of the aria"; "pale prose with the faint sweetness of lavender"; "a pallid performance"
goosy, dopy, anserine, jerky, gooselike, goosey, foolish, dopey
adj. having or revealing stupidity; "ridiculous anserine behavior"; "a dopey answer"; "a dopey kid"; "some fool idea about rewriting authors' books"
doltish, cloddish
adj. heavy and dull and stupid
gaumless, gormless
adj. (British informal) lacking intelligence and vitality
unthinking, lumpen, lumpish
adj. mentally sluggish
soft-witted, witless, senseless, nitwitted
adj. (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
brumous, misty, hazy, foggy
adj. filled or abounding with fog or mist; "a brumous October morning"
cloud-covered, sunless, overcast, clouded
adj. filled or abounding with clouds
nebular, cloudlike
adj. resembling a cloud
threatening, sullen, lowering, heavy
adj. darkened by clouds; "a heavy sky"
vapourous, miasmal, vaporous, miasmic
adj. filled with vapor; "miasmic jungles"; "a vaporous bog"
smoggy
adj. clouded with a mixture of smoke and fog; "the smoggy atmosphere of Los Angeles"
ho-hum, wearisome, tiresome, tedious, slow, irksome, dull, deadening, boring
adj. 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"
unimaginative, stodgy, drab, dull
adj. 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"
jejune, insipid
adj. lacking interest or significance or impact; "an insipid personality"; "jejune novel"
jejune, insipid
adj. lacking interest or significance or impact; "an insipid personality"; "jejune novel"
soporiferous, soporific, narcotic
adj. inducing mental lethargy; "a narcotic speech"
soporiferous, soporific, narcotic
adj. inducing mental lethargy; "a narcotic speech"
prosy, earthbound, prosaic, pedestrian
adj. lacking wit or imagination; "a pedestrian movie plot"
prosy, earthbound, prosaic, pedestrian
adj. lacking wit or imagination; "a pedestrian movie plot"
ponderous
adj. labored and dull; "a ponderous speech"
ponderous
adj. labored and dull; "a ponderous speech"
putdownable
adj. (of a book) poorly written and not entertaining
putdownable
adj. (of a book) poorly written and not entertaining
faint
adj. indistinctly understood or felt or perceived; "a faint clue to the origin of the mystery"; "haven't the faintest idea"
soft-spoken
adj. having a speaking manner that is not loud or harsh; "she was always soft-spoken"
quiet, subdued, muted, hushed
adj. in a softened tone; "hushed voices"; "muted trumpets"; "a subdued whisper"; "a quiet reprimand"
low-toned, low
adj. very low in volume; "a low murmur"; "the low-toned murmur of the surf"
murmuring, whispering, susurrant
adj. making a low continuous indistinct sound; "like murmuring waves"; "susurrant voices"
soughing, susurrous, rustling, murmurous
adj. characterized by soft sounds; "a murmurous brook"; "a soughing wind in the pines"; "a slow sad susurrous rustle like the wind fingering the pines"- R.P.Warren
soft-footed
adj. sound of quiet gentle steps
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gear up, set up, set, ready, prepare, fix
v. make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc; "Get the children ready for school!"; "prepare for war"; "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill"
sharpen
v. make sharp or sharper; "sharpen the knives"
whet
v. sharpen by rubbing, as on a whetstone
gloss
v. give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing
gloss
v. give a shine or gloss to, usually by rubbing
sensitise, sensitize
v. cause to sense; make sensitive; "She sensitized me with respect to gender differences in this traditional male-dominated society"; "My tongue became sensitized to good wine"
alive, animated
adj. having life or vigor or spirit; "an animated and expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news"
colourful, colorful
adj. striking in variety and interest; "a colorful period of history"; "a colorful character"; "colorful language"
smart
adj. showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness
sunny
adj. abounding with sunlight; "a bright sunny day"; "one shining morning"- John Muir; "when it is warm and shiny"
sunshiny, shiny, bright
adj. abounding with sunlight; "a bright sunny day"; "one shining morning"- John Muir; "when it is warm and shiny"
sharp
adj. having or made by a thin edge or sharp point; suitable for cutting or piercing; "a sharp knife"; "a pencil with a sharp point"
intense, acute
adj. extremely sharp or intense; "acute pain"; "felt acute annoyance"; "intense itching and burning"
exciting
adj. creating or arousing excitement; "an exciting account of her trip"
trenchant, searching
adj. having keenness and forcefulness and penetration in thought, expression, or intellect; "searching insights"; "trenchant criticism"
interesting
adj. arousing or holding the attention
stimulating
adj. rousing or quickening activity or the senses; "a stimulating discussion"
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