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Not bright or shiny and not providing much light - synonyms or related words

dull

adjective

not bright or shiny

muddy

adjective

dull in colour

dim

adjective

dim light is not bright

weak

adjective

a weak light, heat, or sound is one that you cannot easily see, hear, or feel

matt

adjective

with a dull surface that is not shiny

insipid

adjective

formal

boring, dull, or pale, with no interesting features

muted

adjective

not as bright or colourful as usual

subdued

adjective

not very loud or bright

wan

adjective

pale, or not bright

leaden

adjective

dull and dark grey in colour

brinner

a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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