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DULL, a. G.

1. Stupid doltish blockish slow of understanding as a lad of dull genius.
2. Heavy sluggish without life or spirit as a surfeit leaves a man very dull.
3. Slow of motion sluggish as a dull stream.
4. Slow of hearing or seeing as dull of hearing dull of seeing.
5. Slow to learn or comprehend unready awkward as a dull scholar.
6. Sleepy drowsy.
7. Sad melancholy.
8. Gross cloggy insensible as the dull earth.
9. Not pleasing or delightful not exhilarating cheerless as, to make dictionaries is dull work.
10. Not bright or clear clouded tarnished as, the mirror is dull.
11. Not bright not briskly burning as a dull fire.

12Dim obscure not vivid as a dull light.

13. Blunt obtuse having a thick edge as a dull knife or ax.
14. Cloudy overcast not clear not enlivening as dull weather.
15. With seamen, being without wind as, a ship has a dull time.
16. Not lively or animated as a dull eye.


1. To make dull to stupify as, to dull the senses.
2. To blunt as, to dull a sword or an ax.
3. To make sad or melancholy.
4. To hebetate to make insensible or slow to perceive as, to dull the ears to dull the wits.
5. To damp to render lifeless as, to dull the attention.
6. To make heavy or slow of motion as, to dull industry.
7. To sully to tarnish or cloud as, the breath dulls a mirror.

DULL, To become dull or blunt to become stupid.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

Bibliography Information
Entry for 'Dull'. King James Dictionary.

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