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 for Duller
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dull \Dull\, a. [Compar. Duller; superl. Dullest.] [AS. dol
     foolish; akin to gedwelan to err, D. dol mad, dwalen to
     wander, err, G. toll mad, Goth. dwals foolish, stupid, cf.
     Gr. ? turbid, troubled, Skr. dhvr to cause to fall. Cf.
     Dolt, Dwale, Dwell, Fraud.]
     1. Slow of understanding; wanting readiness of apprehension;
        stupid; doltish; blockish. "Dull at classical learning."
        --Thackeray.
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              She is not bred so dull but she can learn. --Shak.
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     2. Slow in action; sluggish; unready; awkward.
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              This people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears
              are dull of hearing.                  --Matt. xiii.
                                                    15.
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              O, help my weak wit and sharpen my dull tongue.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     3. Insensible; unfeeling.
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              Think me not
              So dull a devil to forget the loss
              Of such a matchless wife.             -- Beau. & Fl.
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     4. Not keen in edge or point; lacking sharpness; blunt. "Thy
        scythe is dull." --Herbert.
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     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.
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     6. Heavy; gross; cloggy; insensible; spiritless; lifeless;
        inert. "The dull earth." --Shak.
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              As turning the logs will make a dull fire burn, so
              changes of study a dull brain.        -- Longfellow.
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     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.
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              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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Duller \Dull"er\, n.
     One who, or that which, dulls.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dull \Dull\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Duller; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Dulling.]
     1. To deprive of sharpness of edge or point. "This . . .
        dulled their swords." --Bacon.
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              Borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. --Shak.
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     2. To make dull, stupid, or sluggish; to stupefy, as the
        senses, the feelings, the perceptions, and the like.
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              Those [drugs] she has
              Will stupefy and dull the sense a while. --Shak.
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              Use and custom have so dulled our eyes. --Trench.
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     3. To render dim or obscure; to sully; to tarnish. "Dulls the
        mirror." --Bacon.
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     4. To deprive of liveliness or activity; to render heavy; to
        make inert; to depress; to weary; to sadden.
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              Attention of mind . . . wasted or dulled through
              continuance.                          --Hooker.
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