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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dull a. [Compar. Duller superl. Dullest.]
 1. Slow of understanding; wanting readiness of apprehension; stupid; doltish; blockish. Dull at classical learning.”
    She is not bred so dull but she can learn.   --Shak.
 2. Slow in action; sluggish; unready; awkward.
    This people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing.   --Matt. xiii. 15.
    O, help my weak wit and sharpen my dull tongue.   --Spenser.
 3. Insensible; unfeeling.
 Think me not
 So dull a devil to forget the loss
 Of such a matchless wife.   -- Beau. & Fl.
 4. Not keen in edge or point; lacking sharpness; blunt. “Thy scythe is dull.”
 5. Not bright or clear to the eye; wanting in liveliness of color or luster; not vivid; obscure; dim; as, a dull fire or lamp; a dull red or yellow; a dull mirror.
 6. Heavy; gross; cloggy; insensible; spiritless; lifeless; inert. “The dull earth.”
    As turning the logs will make a dull fire burn, so changes of study a dull brain.   -- Longfellow.
 7. Furnishing little delight, spirit, or variety; uninteresting; tedious; cheerless; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; as, a dull story or sermon; a dull occupation or period; hence, cloudy; overcast; as, a dull day.
    Along life's dullest, dreariest walk.   -- Keble.
 Syn: -- Lifeless; inanimate; dead; stupid; doltish; heavy; sluggish; sleepy; drowsy; gross; cheerless; tedious; irksome; dismal; dreary; clouded; tarnished; obtuse. See Lifeless.