Definition of DULLES

noun : DULLES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) United States diplomat who (as Secretary of State) pursued a policy of opposition to the USSR by providing aid to American allies (1888-1959) ;

verb : DULLES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) make dull in appearance; "Age had dulled the surface" ;

  • 2. (

    ) become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness; "the varnished table top dulled with time" ;

  • 5. (

    ) make dull or blunt; "Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge" ;

  • 7. (

    ) make less lively or vigorous; "Middle age dulled her appetite for travel" ;

Adjective : DULLES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) lacking in liveliness or animation; "he was so dull at parties"; "a dull political campaign"; "a large dull impassive man"; "dull days with nothing to do"; "how dull and dreary the world is"; "fell back into one of her dull moods" ;

  • 2. (

    ) emitting or reflecting very little light; "a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky" ;

  • 3. (

    ) being or made softer or less loud or clear; "the dull boom of distant breaking waves"; "muffled drums"; "the muffled noises of the street"; "muted trumpets" ;

  • 4. (

    ) so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness; "a boring evening with uninteresting people"; "the deadening effect of some routine tasks"; "a dull play"; "his competent but dull performance"; "a ho-hum speaker who couldn't capture their attention"; "what an irksome task the writing of long letters is"- Edmund Burke; "tedious days on the train"; "the tiresome chirping of a cricket"- Mark Twain; "other people's dreams are dreadfully wearisome" ;

  • 5. (

    ) (of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted; "dull greens and blues" ;

  • 6. (

    ) not keenly felt; "a dull throbbing"; "dull pain" ;

  • 7. (

    ) slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity; "so dense he never understands anything I say to him"; "never met anyone quite so dim"; "although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray; "dumb officials make some really dumb decisions"; "he was either normally stupid or being deliberately obtuse"; "worked with the slow students" ;

  • 9. (

    ) not having a sharp edge or point; "the knife was too dull to be of any use" ;

  • 10. (

    ) blunted in responsiveness or sensibility; "a dull gaze"; "so exhausted she was dull to what went on about her"- Willa Cather ;

  • 11. (

    ) not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft; "the dull thud"; "thudding bullets" ;

  • 12. (

    ) darkened with overcast; "a dark day"; "a dull sky"; "the sky was leaden and thick" ;


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