dull

dull
adjective
1) (slow to learn or to understand: The clever children help the dull ones.) lento, torpe, tonto
2) (not bright or clear: a dull day.) apagado
3) (not exciting or interesting: a very dull book.) monótono, aburrido
- dullness
dull adj
1. gris / triste
dull, wet weather tiempo gris y lluvioso
2. apagado / sin brillo
the car is old and the paint is dull el coche es viejo y la pintura ya no brilla
3. aburrido / soso
the programme was rather dull el programa era bastante aburrido
dull
tr[dʌl]
adjective
1 (boring - job) monótono,-a, pesado,-a; (- person, life, film) pesado,-a, aburrido,-a, soso,-a; (- place, town) aburrido,-a, sin interés
2 (not bright - colours) apagado,-a; (light) pálido,-a; (overcast - weather, day) gris, triste, feo,-a; (- sky) cubierto,-a, nublado,-a; (not shiny - hair, complexion, eyes) sin brillo
3 (muffled - sound) sordo,-a, amortiguado,-a; (- pain, ache) sordo,-a; (blunt- edge, blade) romo,-a, embotado,-a
4 (slow-witted) torpe, lerdo,-a
5 SMALLCOMMERCE/SMALL (sluggish - trade) flojo,-a
transitive verb
1 (pain) aliviar, calmar; (sound) amortiguar; (hearing) embotar
dull ['dʌl] vt
1) dim: opacar, quitar el brillo a, deslustrar
2) blunt: embotar (un filo), entorpecer (los sentidos), aliviar (el dolor), amortiguar (sonidos)
dull adj
1) stupid: torpe, lerdo, lento
2) blunt: desafilado, despuntado
3) lackluster: sin brillo, deslustrado
4) boring: aburrido, soso, pesado
dully adv
dull
adj.
aburrido, -a adj.
anodino, -a adj.
deslucido, -a adj.
deslustrado, -a adj.
despuntado, -a adj.
desvaído, -a adj.
insulso, -a adj.
insípido, -a adj.
lelo, -a adj.
lerdo, -a adj.
mortecino, -a adj.
obtuso, -a adj.
pardo, -a adj.
soso, -a adj.
torpe adj.
v.
arromar v.
deslucir v.
deslustrar v.
despuntar v.
embotar v.
empañar v.
enromar v.
entorpecer v.

I dʌl
adjective
1)
a) (not bright) <color> apagado; <light/glow> pálido; <eyes/complexion> sin brillo
b) (not shiny) <finish> mate; <hair> sin brillo
c) (overcast) <day/morning> gris, feo

it's rather dull out today — hoy está bastante nublado

2) (boring) <speech/person> aburrido
3)
a) <faculties> torpe, lerdo; <pain/ache> sordo; <sound> sordo, amortiguado
b) <edge/blade> romo, embotado

II
transitive verb
a) (make less bright) \<\<color/surface\>\> quitar el brillo a, opacar*
b) (make less sharp) \<\<pain\>\> aliviar, calmar; \<\<senses\>\> entorpecer*, embotar
[dʌl]
1. ADJ
(compar duller) (superl dullest)
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

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 — (Met) 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
2.
VT [+ 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

3.
VI [light] amortiguarse; [colour] apagarse, perder intensidad; [metal] deslustrarse, perder brillo; [memory] entorpecerse; [senses] embotarse

his eyes dulled — sus ojos perdieron brillo

* * *

I [dʌl]
adjective
1)
a) (not bright) <color> apagado; <light/glow> pálido; <eyes/complexion> sin brillo
b) (not shiny) <finish> mate; <hair> sin brillo
c) (overcast) <day/morning> gris, feo

it's rather dull out today — hoy está bastante nublado

2) (boring) <speech/person> aburrido
3)
a) <faculties> torpe, lerdo; <pain/ache> sordo; <sound> sordo, amortiguado
b) <edge/blade> romo, embotado

II
transitive verb
a) (make less bright) \<\<color/surface\>\> quitar el brillo a, opacar*
b) (make less sharp) \<\<pain\>\> aliviar, calmar; \<\<senses\>\> entorpecer*, embotar

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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