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dull

1. (of weather) not bright or clear; cloudy
2. (of colour) lacking brilliance or brightness; sombre
3. Med (of sound elicited by percussion, esp of the chest) not resonant
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He is one of the dullest young men that ever lived.
She said it in the simplest manner, as if she had said: "He's fond of wild-flowers"; and after a moment she added candidly: "I think he's the dullest man I ever met.
Having proposed his Resolution with discreet brevity of speech, Mirabel courted popularity on the plan adopted by the late Lord Palmerston in the House of Commons--he told stories, and made jokes, adapted to the intelligence of the dullest people who were listening to him.
Tulliver, you perceive, though nothing more than a superior miller and maltster, was as proud and obstinate as if he had been a very lofty personage, in whom such dispositions might be a source of that conspicuous, far-echoing tragedy, which sweeps the stage in regal robes, and makes the dullest chronicler sublime.
The best paid men, the "splitters," made fifty cents an hour, which would be five or six dollars a day in the rush seasons, and one or two in the dullest.
To the untrained eye the collection of delicate originals made by the human finger on the glass plates looked about alike; but when enlarged ten times they resembled the markings of a block of wood that has been sawed across the grain, and the dullest eye could detect at a glance, and at a distance of many feet, that no two of the patterns were alike.
With bright yellow fabric it will add some sunshine to even the dullest of days
It's a long drag back from Brooklyn and one of the dullest in the city.
One of the key reasons was Stephen Fry, who could have made the dullest subject sound quite interesting.
He's more chance of finding a Mary Whitehouse, Dylan the Magic Roundabout bunny and a member of Towie, because TV's dullest talent show has only ever found a McCrorie, a Jackman, a Begley and a Leanne Mitchell.
The Champions League qualifying groups are becoming the dullest items on football's agenda.
ERIC Clapton may or may not be the greatest guitarist ever to have lived but I still reckon the 15 minutes I spent at one of his concerts the dullest time of my entire life.