dulled dulled  /ˈdəld/


  1. (adj) having lost or been caused to lose interest because of overexposure
  2. (adj) made dull or blunt
  3. (adj) deprived of color



  1. Good; edges were sharp but skin tones lacked warmth; colors looked more natural in some cases, a bit dulled in others: Our calendar was easy to make and turned out beautifully.
  2. But when American utilities and other major emitters are simply given free permits to emit greenhouse gases, the effect of the carbon cap is dulled.
  3. It's also likely that the relatively small market for MND drugs has dulled the pharmaceutical industry's motivation to develop them.


  1. Macroeconomic Policies Crushing Commodity Company, Statoil

    The latest FOMC meeting has had a huge impact on a number of securities around the globe. In particular, companies in the commodity world have been hit extremely hard, as a stronger dollar has dulled the appeal of natural resource producers.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Frontrunning: June 21

    Turmoil Exposes Global Risks ( WSJ ) China Money Rates Retreat After PBOC Said to Inject Cash ( BBG ) Fed Seen by Economists Trimming QE in September, 2014 End ( BBG ) Booz Allen, the World's Most Profitable Spy Organization ( BBG ) Abe’s Arrows of Growth Dulled by Japan’s Three Principles ( BBG ) FAA to Relax Rules for Gadgets in Flight ( WSJ ) China steps back from severe cash crunch ( FT ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge


  1. "I really misspoke when I said I had lost my passion for the game," Hargrove said. "I think my competitive edge was dulled. Now, it's back."
    on Aug 15, 2008 By: Mike Hargrove Source: 7Online.com

  2. "The little that I could eat at best dulled the hunger, and it never went away," Leno said. "After three or four days, my energy level was depressed, and I did experience some lethargy. It really dampens the spirit."
    on Jun 13, 2007 By: Mark Leno Source: The Argus

  3. "After the talk show started, and I had Top Model at the same time, it engulfed me so much that it dulled my maternal instincts," Banks tells Essence Magazine.
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Tyra Banks Source: TransWorldNews (press release)

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