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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (superl.) Slow of understanding; wanting readiness of apprehension; stupid; doltish; blockish.

2. (superl.) Slow in action; sluggish; unready; awkward.

3. (superl.) Insensible; unfeeling.

4. (superl.) Not keen in edge or point; lacking sharpness; blunt.

5. (superl.) Not bright or clear to the eye; wanting in liveliness of color or luster; not vivid; obscure; dim; as, a dull fire or lamp; a dull red or yellow; a dull mirror.

6. (superl.) Heavy; gross; cloggy; insensible; spiritless; lifeless; inert.

7. (superl.) Furnishing little delight, spirit, or variety; uninteresting; tedious; cheerless; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; as, a dull story or sermon; a dull occupation or period; hence, cloudy; overcast; as, a dull day.

8. (v. t.) To deprive of sharpness of edge or point.

9. (v. t.) To make dull, stupid, or sluggish; to stupefy, as the senses, the feelings, the perceptions, and the like.

10. (v. t.) To render dim or obscure; to sully; to tarnish.

11. (v. t.) To deprive of liveliness or activity; to render heavy; to make inert; to depress; to weary; to sadden.

12. (v. i.) To become dull or stupid.

3975. pachuno -- to thicken, to fatten, fig. to make dull
... to make dull. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: pachuno Phonetic Spelling:
(pakh-oo'-no) Short Definition: I fatten Definition: I fatten, thicken; pass. ...
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3474. moros -- dull, stupid, foolish
... dull, stupid, foolish. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: moros Phonetic
Spelling: (mo-ros') Short Definition: stupid, foolish Definition: (a) adj ...
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2974. kophos -- blunt, dull
... blunt, dull. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: kophos Phonetic Spelling:
(ko-fos') Short Definition: dumb, deaf Definition: (lit: blunted) dumb, dull ...
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3576. nothros -- sluggish, slothful
... sluggish, slothful. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: nothros Phonetic
Spelling: (no-thros') Short Definition: dull, sluggish Definition: blunt, dull ...
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4456. poroo -- to petrify, ie to harden
... 4456 (from , a kind of marble) -- properly, made of ; (figuratively) ; dull, as ;
calloused (hardened); ie unresponsive (dense), completely lacking sensitivity ...
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3472. moria -- foolishness
... Cognate: 3472 (from 3474 ) -- folly; literally, dull (lacking sharpness). Word Origin
from moros Definition foolishness NASB Word Usage foolishness (5). ...
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3640. oligopistos -- little faith
... Jn 10:3,4,27). "Little-faith" (3640 ) describes someone dull to hearing the
Lord's voice, or disinterested in walking intimately with Him. ...
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1021. bradus -- slow
... slow. Of uncertain affinity; slow; figuratively, dull -- slow. (bradeis) -- 1
Occurrence. (bradus) -- 2 Occurrences. 1020, 1021. bradus. 1022 . ...
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3473. morologia -- foolish talking
... Cognate: 3473 (from 3474 , "dull, without an edge," and 3004 , "speaking to a
conclusion") -- literally, "foolish (moronic) words," ie speech flowing out of a ...
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917. bareos -- heavily
... Word Origin adverb from barus Definition heavily NASB Word Usage scarcely (2). heavily.
Adverb from barus; heavily (figuratively) -- dull. see GREEK barus. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2447. chaklili -- dull
... 2446, 2447. chaklili. 2448 . dull. Transliteration: chaklili Phonetic
Spelling: (khak-leel') Short Definition: dull. Word Origin ...
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6949a. qahah -- to be blunt or dull
... qahah. 6949b . to be blunt or dull. Transliteration: qahah Short Definition: edge. ...
root Definition to be blunt or dull NASB Word Usage dull (1), set on edge (3 ...
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3544. keheh -- dim, dull, faint
... 3543b, 3544. keheh. 3545 . dim, dull, faint. Transliteration: keheh Phonetic
Spelling: (kay-heh') Short Definition: dim. Word Origin ...
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6949. qahah -- to be blunt or dull
... to be blunt or dull. Transliteration: qahah Phonetic Spelling: (kaw-haw') Short
Definition: edge. ... A primitive root; to be dull -- be set on edge, be blunt. ...
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3513. kabad -- to be heavy, weighty, or burdensome
... Word Usage abounding (1), achieve honor (1), became fierce (1), became heavy (1),
boasting (1), burdensome (1), dim (1), distinguished (3), dull (2), enjoy ...
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3543. kahah -- to be or grow dim or faint
... A primitive root; to be weak, ie (figuratively) to despond (causatively, rebuke),
or (of light, the eye) to grow dull -- darken, be dim, fail, faint, restrain ...
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6484. patsar -- to push, press
... press, urge, stubbornness. A primitive root; to peck at, ie (figuratively) stun
or dull -- press, urge, stubbornness. 6483b, 6484. patsar. 6485 . ...
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How the Wise and the Dull are to be Admonished.
... How the wise and the dull are to be admonished. (Admonition 7). Differently
to be admonished are the wise of this world and the dull. ...
/.../leo/writings of leo the great/chapter vi how the wise.htm

tis Only Our Dull Hearts that Tire So Soon
... The Treasury of Sacred Song. Book First CCCXIX 'Tis only our dull hearts that
tire so soon. Of CHRIST's repeated call; while they in Heaven, ...
/.../palgrave/the treasury of sacred song/cccxix tis only our dull.htm

What Augustin Requests from his Readers. The Errors of Readers ...
... Augustin Requests from His Readers. The Errors of Readers Dull of Comprehension
Not to Be Ascribed to the Author. 5. Further let me ...
/.../augustine/on the holy trinity/chapter 3 what augustin requests from.htm

Spiritual Blindness.
... To be conscious that in regard to any of the higher and better things of life our
eyes may possibly be growing dim, and our ears dull of hearing, and that God ...
//christianbookshelf.org/percival/sermons at rugby/xvi spiritual blindness.htm

Stones Rolled Away
... Now, if any man here hates a dull sermon, I am with him. ... I have tried lately to read
Shakespeare, but found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me. ...
/.../stones rolled away and other addresses to young men/i stones rolled away.htm

The Praetorian and the Apostle
... of this heathen tongue; The taunting questions why and how; The songs (oh madness!)
that I:sung: Thou hast forgiv'n the hateful strain Of dull defiance and ...
/.../moule/philippian studies/the praetorian and the apostle.htm

On Attractiveness.
... dulness. "As dull as a sermon" is a familiar expression"so familiar that
no one troubles to protest against its use and application. ...
/.../jackson/the message and the man/chapter i on attractiveness.htm

An Appeal to the Outsider; Or, the Claims of Christianity
... One other thing that one finds is the idea many men have that it is a dull thing
to go in for Christianity. Now, of course, that is simply not true. ...
/.../stones rolled away and other addresses to young men/iv an appeal to the.htm

The Maniac
... A man who thinks he is a bit of glass is to himself as dull as a bit of glass. It
is the homogeneity of his mind which makes him dull, and which makes him mad. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/chesterton/orthodoxy/ii the maniac.htm

Objections to the Foregoing Proof. Whether, in the Generation of ...
... Words so senseless and dull deserved no answer at all; however, lest their heresy
appear to have any foundation, it may be right, though we go out of the way ...
/.../chapter vii objections to the foregoing.htm

Dull (16 Occurrences)
... 5. (superl.) Not bright or clear to the eye; wanting in liveliness of color or luster;
not vivid; obscure; dim; as, a dull fire or lamp; a dull red or yellow ...
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Dull-witted (1 Occurrence)
Dull-witted. Dullness, Dull-witted. Duly . Noah Webster's Dictionary (a.)
Stupid. Multi-Version Concordance Dull-witted (1 Occurrence). ...
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Minds (137 Occurrences)
... Matthew 13:15 For this people's mind is stupefied, their hearing has become dull,
and their eyes they have closed; to prevent their ever seeing with their eyes ...
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Flat (33 Occurrences)
... 5. (superl.) Unanimated; dull; uninteresting; without point or spirit; monotonous;
as, a flat speech or composition. 6. (superl.) Lacking ...
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Gross (12 Occurrences)
... 2. (superl.) Coarse; rough; not fine or delicate. 3. (superl.) Not easily aroused
or excited; not sensitive in perception or feeling; dull; witless. ...
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Blunt (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (a.) Having a thick edge or point, as an instrument; dull; not sharp. 2. (a.)
Dull in understanding; slow of discernment; stupid; -- opposed to acute. ...
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Grown (77 Occurrences)
... Matthew 13:15 for this people's heart has grown callous, their ears are dull of
hearing, they have closed their eyes; or else perhaps they might perceive with ...
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Waxed (57 Occurrences)
... Matthew 13:15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of
hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see ...
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Fat (150 Occurrences)
... 18:17. Comp. Exodus 29:13-22; Leviticus 3:3-5). It is used figuratively
for a dull, stupid state of mind (Psalm 17:10). In Joel ...
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Tarnish (1 Occurrence)
... 1. (v.) To soil or diminish the appearance of, especially induced by the air, or
by dust, or the like; to diminish, dull, or destroy the luster of; to sully; as ...
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Bible Concordance
Dull (16 Occurrences)

Matthew 13:15 for this people's heart has grown callous, their ears are dull of hearing, they have closed their eyes; or else perhaps they might perceive with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and should turn again; and I would heal them.'

Mark 6:52 For they had not learned the lesson taught by the loaves, but their minds were dull.

Mark 8:17 He perceived what they were saying, and He said to them, "What is this discussion of yours about having no bread? Do you not yet see and understand? Are your minds so dull of comprehension?

Acts 28:27 For this people's heart has grown callous. Their ears are dull of hearing. Their eyes they have closed. Lest they should see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and would turn again, and I would heal them.'

Romans 2:20 a schoolmaster for the dull and ignorant, a teacher of the young, because in the Law you possess an outline of real knowledge and an outline of the truth:

2 Corinthians 3:14 Nay, their minds were made dull; for to this very day during the reading of the book of the ancient Covenant, the same veil remains unlifted, because it is only in Christ that it is to be abolished.

Hebrews 5:11 About him we have many words to say, and hard to interpret, seeing you have become dull of hearing.

Genesis 49:12 His eyes will be red with wine, his teeth white with milk.
(See NAS)

Leviticus 13:39 then the priest shall examine them; and behold, if the bright spots on the skin of their body are a dull white, it is a harmless rash, it has broken out in the skin; he is clean.

Job 18:3 Wherefore are we counted as beasts, And are become unclean in your sight?
(See JPS)

Psalms 92:6 A senseless man doesn't know, neither does a fool understand this:
(See RSV)

Ecclesiastes 10:10 If the iron has no edge, and he does not make it sharp, then he has to put out more strength; but wisdom makes things go well.

Isaiah 6:10 Make the hearts of this people fat, and let their ears be stopped, and their eyes shut; for fear that they may see with their eyes, and be hearing with their ears, and their heart may become wise, and they may be turned to me and made well.

Isaiah 59:1 Truly, the Lord's hand has not become short, so that he is unable to give salvation; and his ear is not shut from hearing:

Jeremiah 6:10 To whom shall I speak and testify, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of Jehovah is become unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.
(See JPS)

Lamentations 4:1 How is the gold become dim! how is the most pure gold changed! The stones of the sanctuary are poured out at the head of every street.
(See NIV)



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