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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Not sharp or pointed, blunt. Also: boring, plain. Also: not bright, clear or distinct.

Usage examples (44)
  • You can make of life a precious jewel or a dull unpolished stone, but whatever you are going to do, it's yours to do alone.
  • The knife was too dull to be of any use
  • A dull gaze
  • A dull throbbing for more
Tutoring comment
  • He felt "dull" (not clear; stupid) and surprisingly "dol" (a measure of the degree of pain) about being on the "dole" (unemployment compensation), and thus not having enough money to buy the "doll" (a toy figure resembling a person) for his daughter.
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