dull (adj.)
gloomy, melancholic, sullen
KL V.iii.280.1[Lear to all] This is a dull sight [or: sense 4]
MA II.iii.69[Balthasar singing] sing no moe, / Of dumps so dull and heavy
RJ I.iv.21[Romeo to Mercutio] I am ... so bound / I cannot bound a pitch above dull woe
Sonn.97.13[of birds] if they sing, 'tis with so dull a cheer, / That leaves look pale, dreading the winter's near
Tem I.ii.285[Prospero to Ariel, of Caliban] Dull thing, I say so
Tit II.i.128[Aaron to Chiron and Demetrius] The woods are ruthless, dreadful, deaf, and dull
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