Dull and Sharp


Dull adjective - Lacking sharpness of edge or point.
Usage example: the dull knife just bounced off the skin of the tomato without cutting it

Sharp is an antonym for dull in topics: blunt, stupid, not sharp, drab, unintelligent.

Nearby Words: dullness, dulling, dulled, dully, dullish


Sharp adjective - Having an edge thin enough to cut or pierce something.
Usage example: be careful, as that knife is sharp enough to slice off a finger

Dull is an antonym for sharp in topics: keen, distinct, severe, dishonest, perceptive.

Both words in one sentence

  • They can continue to discriminate, for example, hot and cold or sharp and dull, but they cannot tell when that sharp is cutting them or that cold is freezing their tissues.
  • Absurdly Sharp Blade It was so sharp it was useless so they had to find someone to cast some magic on it to dull the blade.
  • Impossibly Cool Weapon They are mono-molecularly sharp, never dull, cut through anything and are indestructible.
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