4. To deprive of liveliness or activity; to render heavy; to make inert; to depress; to weary; to sadden.
Attention of mind . . . wasted or dulled through continuance.Hooker.
(Dull), v. i. To become dull or stupid. Rom. of R.
(Dull"ard) n. [Dull + - ard.] A stupid person; a dunce. Shak. a. Stupid. Bp. Hall.
(Dull"-brained`) a. Stupid; doltish. Shak.
(Dull"-browed`) a. Having a gloomy look.
(Dull"er) n. One who, or that which, dulls.
(Dull"-eyed`) a. Having eyes wanting brightness, liveliness, or vivacity. Shak.
(Dull"head`) n. A blockhead; a dolt. Ascham.
(Dull"ish), a. Somewhat dull; uninteresting; tiresome. "A series of dullish verses." Prof. Wilson.
(Dull"ness), n. The state of being dull; slowness; stupidity; heaviness; drowsiness; bluntness; obtuseness; dimness; want
of luster; want of vividness, or of brightness. [Written also dulness.]
And gentle dullness ever loves a joke.Pope.
(Dull"-sight`ed) a. Having poor eyesight.
(Dull"some) a. Dull. [R.] Gataker.
(Dull"-wit`ted) a. Stupid.
(Dul"ly) adv. In a dull manner; stupidly; slowly; sluggishly; without life or spirit.
Supinely calm and dully innocent.G. Lyttelton.
(Du*loc"ra*cy) n. See Doulocracy.
(Dulse) n. [Cf. Gael. duileasg; duille leaf + uisge water. Cf. Whisky.] (Bot.) A seaweed of a
reddish brown color, which is sometimes eaten, as in Scotland. The true dulse is Sarcophyllis edulis; the
common is Rhodymenia. [Written also dillisk.]
The crimson leaf of the dulse is seenPercival.
To blush like a banner bathed in slaughter.
(Dul"wil*ly) n. [Prob. imitative.] (Zoöl.) The ring plover. [Prov. Eng.]
(Du"ly) adv. In a due, fit, or becoming manner; as it (anything) ought to be; properly; regularly.
(Du"mal) a. [L. dumus bramble.] Pertaining to, or set with, briers or bushes; brambly. [R.]
(Dumb) a. [AS. dumb; akin to D. dom stupid, dumb, Sw. dumb, Goth. dumbs; cf. Gr. blind.
See Deaf, and cf. Dummy.]
1. Destitute of the power of speech; unable; to utter articulate sounds; as, the dumb brutes.
To unloose the very tongues even of dumb creatures.Hooker.