dullness dullness  /ˈdəl nəs/


  1. (n) the quality of being slow to understand
  2. (n) the quality of lacking interestingness
  3. (n) a lack of visual brightness
  4. (n) lack of sensibility
  5. (n) without sharpness or clearness of edge or point




  1. The day is long past when the IQ was revered as some sort of magic number, affixed during childhood as an indelible, immutable badge of mental prowess or dullness.
  2. The very name HUD says dullness, dullness, dullness.
  3. What is not is the flatness of Schwarzenegger's performance, the dullness of his odyssey.


  • Goldstar's Jim McCarthy on why live is better

    Jim McCarthy doesn't just think it's fun to go out and see a play or a comedy show or a basketball game. He thinks it actually makes you a better person. "It drives the dullness out of your life and ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! Finance


  1. In 2004, President George W Bush said of slavery: "Years of unpunished brutality and bullying and rape produced a dullness and hardness of conscience. Christian men and women became blind to the clearest commands of their faith and added hypocrisy...
    on Oct 13, 2006 By: President Bush Source: Caribbean Net News

  2. "I'd perform for them while they ate their hay. They kind of have the same look of expectancy and dullness that an audience has, so it was perfect," Schaal says. "I could perform for anyone after that."
    on Sep 30, 2008 By: Kristen Schaal Source: Los Angeles Times

  3. Samuel Johnson described a legendary bore: "He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others."
    on Apr 16, 2008 By: Samuel Johnson Source: Bainbridge Island Review

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