dull1 S3 comparative duller, superlative dullest
not interesting or exciting:
Life is never dull when Elizabeth is here.
a dull movie
It sounded pretty dull to me.
The weekly meeting tends to be deadly dull (=very dull).
Last week we had a hurricane. Never a dull moment running a hotel in the Caribbean (=it's always interesting or exciting).
not bright or shiny:
The bird is dull brown and gray in colour.
Her eyes were dull with dark shadows beneath them.
the dull afternoon light
not bright and with lots of clouds:
Outside the weather was hazy and dull.
a dull sky
a dull pain is not severe but does not stop [≠ sharp]:
a dull ache in her lower back
The pain was dull but persistent.
not clear or loud:
The gates shut with a dull thud.
not sharp [= blunt]
not able to think quickly or understand things easily [= stupid]:
If you don't understand then you're duller than I thought.
if business on the Stock Exchange is dull, few people are buying and selling
'Well Michael?' he said dully.
Her stomach ached dully.
—dullness noun [uncountable]WORD FOCUS: boring
similar words: not very interesting, dull, dreary, drab
very boring: tedious, mind-numbing, soul-destroying
➔ See also boring