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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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Some manufacturers are also addressing rubber's institutional, dullish appearance with new lines that incorporate embossed patterns or by offering special pads that can be used to buff the surface to low-, medium-, and high-shine levels.
Joyous finale is only slightly dampened by the first dullish, pat musical choice: John Lennon's "Imagine," which, after so nmch audio-collage wit and rhythmic propulsion, hits a flat note of over-familiar inspirational uplift.
In late ME, this suffix is attached to adjectives and has the sense 'somewhat': blakish, bleuish, derkish, dullish,fattish, grenish, redish, saltish, wannish, etc.
He went over each piece with a dullish steak knife, trimming off fat, sinew, and fascia.
To begin with, she does not concede that Catherine's self-abnegation and the dullish politeness of her letters (particularly after her marriage) arise out of her innate limitations, as Charles and his followers contended.
Best known for dullish ballads, this was made for her.
Market started the week on a dullish note as investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of monetary policy announcement.
It likely would have been viewed as a dullish insider story about a flawed government bureaucracy, something to bury inside the A section.
What they experienced is office banter, those sallies and barbs that lighten dullish days.
As tourists squint through binoculars and point at something out of the viewer's sight, they are shown actively composing a mental image of Yosemite, their labor emphasized in the distance between Hahn's dullish landscape and the more picturesque expectations we can assume the visitors to have.
However he noticed that when the image was slightly diffuse the bright ring appeared to have a dullish edge but when definition improved the outer dark ring was sharply outlined.