- adj. 呆滞的；钝的；迟钝的；无趣的；暗的
- v. 变钝；迟钝
- 不鲜明的,不清楚的 not bright or clear
- 迟钝的,呆笨的 slow in understanding; stupid
- 枯燥无味的,令人厌烦的,单调的 lacking interest or excitement; boring; monotonous
- 不锋利 not sharp
- 感觉不明显 (of pain) not felt sharply
- 萧条的,清淡的 (of trade) not busy; slow
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"
emitting or reflecting very little light;
"a dull glow"
"dull silver badly in need of a polish"
"a dull sky"
being or made softer or less loud or clear;
"the dull boom of distant breaking waves"
"the muffled noises of the street"
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"
"tedious days on the train"
"the tiresome chirping of a cricket"
"other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome"
(of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted;
"dull greens and blues"
not keenly felt;
"a dull throbbing"
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"
"dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"
"he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"
"worked with the slow students"
(of business) not active or brisk;
"business is dull (or slow)"
"a sluggish market"
not having a sharp edge or point;
"the knife was too dull to be of any use"
blunted in responsiveness or sensibility;
"a dull gaze"
"so exhausted she was dull to what went on about her"
not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft;
"the dull thud"
darkened with overcast;
"a dark day"
"a dull sky"
"the sky was leaden and thick"
make dull in appearance;
"Age had dulled the surface"
become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness;
"the varnished table top dulled with time"
deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
make numb or insensitive;
"The shock numbed her senses"
make dull or blunt;
"Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge"
become less interesting or attractive
make less lively or vigorous;
"Middle age dulled her appetite for travel"
- Jack had all work but no play, making him a dull boy.
- It's impossible to cut a pineapple with such a dull knife.
- The mind becomes dull if the body doesn't get on exercise.
- This book is rather dull.
- The dying fire was throwing out a dull red light.
- The heating was turned up high to dull his audience's senses.
- She gave me some medicine to dull the pain.
- The sensory nerves of this old man seem to dull.
- He is a very dull pupil.
- All work and no play made Jack a dull boy.
- I'm in dull mood.
- The weather is dull.
- The knife is dull.
- Business is deplorably dull.
- The day was dull with a cloudy sky.
- I dare say you are dull at home.
- The TV play was so dull that I didn't finish it.
- The knife is so dull that it will not cut.
- Martin found the hospital routine slightly dull.
- as dull as ditch-water
极沉闷乏味的 very boring
Her quick perception..made him feel irretrievably dull.出自： H. James
Dancing dulls the brain a bit.出自： R. Lehmann
- dull, bored, boring
- 这几个词的词意有区别:boring是bore的现在分词转化成的形容词,表示“令人厌烦的”,主语可以是人,也可以是物; bored是bore的过去分词转化成的形容词,表示“感到厌倦的”,主语通常是人; dull指物意为“乏味的,无趣的”,指人意为“愚笨的,迟钝的”。
- ☆ 13世纪进入英语，直接源自古英语的dol，意为呆笨的。