• Dulling Definition & Synonyms

  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dull

• Dull Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) To deprive of sharpness of edge or point.
  2. (superl.) Slow of understanding; wanting readiness of apprehension; stupid; doltish; blockish.
  3. (v. i.) To become dull or stupid.
  4. (superl.) Slow in action; sluggish; unready; awkward.
  5. (superl.) Not bright or clear to the eye; wanting in liveliness of color or luster; not vivid; obscure; dim; as, a dull fire or lamp; a dull red or yellow; a dull mirror.
  6. (v. t.) To render dim or obscure; to sully; to tarnish.
  7. (superl.) Furnishing little delight, spirit, or variety; uninteresting; tedious; cheerless; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; as, a dull story or sermon; a dull occupation or period; hence, cloudy; overcast; as, a dull day.
  8. (superl.) Insensible; unfeeling.
  9. (superl.) Heavy; gross; cloggy; insensible; spiritless; lifeless; inert.
  10. (v. t.) To deprive of liveliness or activity; to render heavy; to make inert; to depress; to weary; to sadden.
  11. (superl.) Not keen in edge or point; lacking sharpness; blunt.
  12. (v. t.) To make dull, stupid, or sluggish; to stupefy, as the senses, the feelings, the perceptions, and the like.

Benumb, Blunt, Boring, Damp, Dampen, Deadening, Dense, Dim, Dumb, Gray, Grey, Irksome, Leaden, Muffle, Muffled, Mute, Numb, Obtuse, Pall, Slow, Sluggish, Softened, Tedious, Thumping, Tiresome, Wearisome,