Synonyms for duller


Grammar : Adj
Spell : duhl
Phonetic Transcription : dʌl

Top 10 synonyms for duller Other synonyms for the word duller

Définition of duller

Origin :
  • c.1200, "stupid;" early 13c., "blunt, not sharp;" rare before mid-14c., apparently from Old English dol "dull-witted, foolish," or an unrecorded parallel word, or from Middle Low German dul "slow-witted," both from Proto-Germanic *dulaz (cf. Old Frisian and Old Saxon dol "foolish," Old High German tol, German toll "mad, wild," Gothic dwals "foolish"), from PIE *dheu- (1) "dust, vapor, smoke" (and related notions of "defective perception or wits"). Of color from early 15c.; of pain or other sensations from 1725. Sense of "boring" first recorded 1580s.
  • dull. (8) Not exhilarating; not delightful; as to make dictionaries is dull work. [Johnson]
  • Dullsville, slang for "town where nothing happens," attested from 1960.
  • adj unintelligent
  • adj insensitive
  • adj boring, uninteresting
  • adj not sharp
  • adj uneventful
  • adj drab, lackluster in effect on senses
Example sentences :
  • That might very well be, for the duller often sees better than the keener eye.
  • Extract from : « The Republic » by Plato
  • All these yellows are duller at the horizon than a little way above.
  • Extract from : « The Boy with the U. S. Weather Men » by Francis William Rolt-Wheeler
  • He had heard something which her duller ears had failed to hear.
  • Extract from : « Good Old Anna » by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • His life fell on duller times and among feebler contemporaries.
  • Extract from : « Andrew Melville » by William Morison
  • Then the cavalcade would sweep on its way and the street be duller than before.
  • Extract from : « Mary Gray » by Katharine Tynan
  • "Mademoiselle means that I am duller than usual," I suggested.
  • Extract from : « Dross » by Henry Seton Merriman
  • I could have made it duller and sadder by telling you p. 271other things.
  • Extract from : « Letters of Edward FitzGerald » by Edward FitzGerald
  • The result was "Precaution," than which no British novel could be duller.
  • Extract from : « American Men of Mind » by Burton E. Stevenson
  • Behind them, and in the majority, were quieter, duller transactions.
  • Extract from : « Greener Than You Think » by Ward Moore
  • But duller and more tedious still was the night that followed.
  • Extract from : « Fairy Fingers » by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie

Antonyms for duller

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