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dubitable
  • s  open to doubt or suspicion
    it was more than dubitable whether the friend was as influential as she thought"- Karen Horney
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ducal
  • a  of or belonging to or suitable for a duke
    ducal palace
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duck-billed
  • s  having a beak resembling that of a duck
    a duck-billed dinosaur
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duckbill
  • n  primitive fish of the Mississippi valley having a long paddle-shaped snout
  • n  small densely furred aquatic monotreme of Australia and Tasmania having a broad bill and tail and webbed feet; only species in the family Ornithorhynchidae
  • s  having a beak resembling that of a duck
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ductile
  • s  easily influenced
  • s  capable of being shaped or bent or drawn out
    ductile copper
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ductless
  • a  not having a duct
    ductless glands
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dud
  • n  someone who is unsuccessful
  • n  an explosion that fails to occur
  • n  an event that fails badly or is totally ineffectual
    the meeting was a dud as far as new business was concerned
  • s  failing to detonate; especially not charged with an active explosive
    he stepped on a dud mine
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due
  • n  that which is deserved or owed
    give the devil his due
  • n  a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership)
    the society dropped him for non-payment of dues
  • a  owed and payable immediately or on demand
    payment is due
  • s  scheduled to arrive
    the train is due in 15 minutes
  • a  suitable to or expected in the circumstances
    all due respect
    due cause to honor them
    a long due promotion
    in due course
    due esteem
    exercising due care
  • s  capable of being assigned or credited to
    the cancellation of the concert was due to the rain
  • r  directly or exactly; straight
    went due North
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dulcet
  • s  extremely pleasant in a gentle way
    the most dulcet swimming on the most beautiful and remote beaches
  • s  pleasing to the ear
    the dulcet tones of the cello
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dull
  • v  make dull in appearance
    Age had dulled the surface
  • v  become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness
    the varnished table top dulled with time
  • v  deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
  • v  make numb or insensitive
  • v  make dull or blunt
    Too much cutting dulls the knife's edge
  • v  become less interesting or attractive
  • v  make less lively or vigorous
    Middle age dulled her appetite for travel
  • a  lacking in liveliness or animation
    he was so dull at parties
    a dull political campaign
    a large dull impassive man
    dull days with nothing to do
    how dull and dreary the world is
    fell back into one of her dull moods
  • a  emitting or reflecting very little light
    a dull glow
    dull silver badly in need of a polish
    a dull sky
  • s  being or made softer or less loud or clear
    the dull boom of distant breaking waves
  • s  so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
    a dull play
    his competent but dull performance
  • s  (of color) very low in saturation; highly diluted
    dull greens and blues
  • a  not keenly felt
    a dull throbbing
    dull pain
  • s  slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
    although dull at classical learning, at mathematics he was uncommonly quick"- Thackeray
  • s  (of business) not active or brisk
    business is dull (or slow)
  • a  not having a sharp edge or point
    the knife was too dull to be of any use
  • s  blunted in responsiveness or sensibility
    a dull gaze
    so exhausted she was dull to what went on about her"- Willa Cather
  • s  not clear and resonant; sounding as if striking with or against something relatively soft
    the dull thud
  • s  darkened with overcast
    a dull sky
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dulled
  • v  make dull in appearance
    Age had dulled the surface
  • v  become dull or lusterless in appearance; lose shine or brightness
    the varnished table top dulled with time
  • v  deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping
  • v  make numb or insensitive
  • v  make dull or blunt
  • v  become less interesting or attractive
  • v  make less lively or vigorous
    Middle age dulled her appetite for travel
  • s  having lost or been caused to lose interest because of overexposure
    the mind of the audience is becoming dulled
  • s  made dull or blunt
  • s  deprived of color
    colors dulled by too much sun
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dumb
  • s  slow to learn or understand; lacking intellectual acuity
    dumb officials make some really dumb decisions
  • s  temporarily incapable of speaking
    struck dumb
  • s  lacking the power of human speech
    dumb animals
  • s  unable to speak because of hereditary deafness
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dumbfounded
  • v  be a mystery or bewildering to
  • s  as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise
    a circle of policement stood dumbfounded by her denial of having seen the accident
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dumbfounding
  • v  be a mystery or bewildering to
  • s  bewildering or striking dumb with wonder
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dumbstricken
  • s  as if struck dumb with astonishment and surprise
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