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dull
dəl
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English Definition
(形) As an adjective
  1. (of business) not active or brisk.
  2. Emitting or reflecting very little light.
  3. (of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted.
  4. Slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity.
  5. Darkened with overcast.
  6. Not having a sharp edge or point.
  7. Not keenly felt.
  8. Lacking in liveliness or animation.
  9. So lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness.
  10. Being or made softer or less loud or clear.
  11. Not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft.
  12. Blunted in responsiveness or sensibility.
(动) As a verb
  1. Make less lively or vigorous.
  2. Become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness.
  3. Become less interesting or attractive.
  4. Make dull in appearance.
  5. Make dull or blunt.
  6. Make numb or insensitive.
  7. Deaden (a sound or noise) , especially by wrapping.
Hyphenationdull
Part of Speech(形) adjective, (动) verb
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dùnblunt; stupid
无趣wúqùdull; vapid; colorless
呆滞dāizhìdull; lifeless; sluggish
阴暗yīn'àndim; dark; overcast; darkness; shadow; (fig.) dismal; gloomy; somber; murky; shadowy (side)
迟钝chídùnslow in one's reactions; sluggish (in movement or thought)
缓和huǎnhéto ease (tension); to alleviate; to moderate; to allay; to make more mild
减少jiǎnshǎoto lessen; to decrease; to reduce; to lower
半明不灭bàn míng bùmièdull (lamplight)
dull, stupid, suspicious
暗滞ànzhìdull (complexion)
索然suǒrándull; dry
索然无味suǒrán wúwèidull; insipid
měngdull, stupid, doltish
单调乏味dāndiào fáwèimonotonous; dull; tedious (idiom)
平淡píngdànflat; dull; ordinary; nothing special
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