dull
adjective
1. (boring; book, film, person) 
a. aburrido(a) 
2. (job, life, party) 
a. insulso(a), soso(a) 
to be as dull as ditchwaterser más soso(a) que la calabaza
3. (not intelligent) 
a. tonto(a), torpe 
b. sonso(a) (Latin America) 
c. zonzo(a) (Latin America) 
4. (not sharp; tool, blade) 
a. romo(a) 
5. (sound, pain) 
a. sordo(a) 
6. (not bright; color, surface) 
a. mate, apagado(a) 
7. (eyes) 
a. apagado(a) 
8. (weather, sky) 
a. gris, triste 
transitive verb
9. (reduce intensity of; pleasure) 
a. enturbiar 
10. (the senses) 
a. embotar 
11. (pain) 
a. mitigar, atenuar 
12. (sound) 
a. apagar 
13. (blade) 
a. desafilar, embotar 
14. (make less bright; colors, eyes) 
a. apagar 
dull [dʌl]
adjective
duller (comparative)dullest (superlative)
1 (boring) [+person, speech, book, evening, job] aburrido; pesado; [+place] aburrido; soso; [+style, food] soso
deadly dull terriblemente aburrido; aburridísimo; there's never a dull moment here in the office aquí en la oficina no nos aburrimos nunca
as dull as ditchwater terriblemente aburrido
2 (not bright) [+colour, metal, glow] apagado; [+eyes] apagado; sin brillo; [+hair, skin, complexion] sin brillo; [+weather] nublado; [+sky, day] gris
his eyes were dull and lifeless sus ojos estaban apagados y sin vida; dull, lifeless hair pelo sin brillo, sin vida; it will be dull at first (Metal) al principio estará nublado
3 (not sharp) [+pain, feeling, sound] sordo
it fell with a dull thud or thump cayó con un golpe sordo
4 (lethargic, withdrawn) [+person, mood] deprimido; desanimado
5 (slow-witted) [+person, mind] torpe; [+pupil] lento
his senses or faculties are growing dull está perdiendo facultades; to be dull of hearing ser duro de oído
6 (blunt) [+blade, knife] romo
7 (Comm) [+trade, business, market] flojo
transitive verb
[+senses, blade] embotar; [+emotions] enfriar; [+pain] aliviar; [+sound] amortiguar; [+mind, memory] entorpecer; [+colour] apagar; [+mirror, metal] deslustrar; quitar el brillo de; [+sensitivity] embrutecer; [+grief] atenuar
the explosion dulled her hearing la explosión la dejó dura de oído
intransitive verb
[+light] amortiguarse; [+colour] apagarse; perder intensidad; [+metal] deslustrarse; perder brillo; [+memory] entorpecerse; [+senses] embotarse
his eyes dulled sus ojos perdieron brillo
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