One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounNorth American
A dull or monotonous place or condition.
- ‘For my money it tends towards dullsville, but for the vast majority of the public-on-wheels, the car does offer a fuss-free way to go to work, go to the supermarket and take the kids to the beach at the weekend.’
- ‘I wasn't given too much to work with, because this week's episodes were a new assortment of garbage from dullsville.’
Dull or monotonous.‘she has transformed their dullsville life’
uninteresting, boring, tedious, tiresome, wearisome, dry, dry as dust, flat, bland, characterless, featureless, colourless, monotonous, unexciting, uninspiring, unstimulating, lacking variety, lacking variation, lacking excitement, lacking interest, unimaginative, uneventful, lifeless, soulless, insipidView synonyms
- ‘It's worth noting at this juncture that this particular guy works for the ‘information worker product management group’, the relatively recent dullsville tag for the bit that owns this program.’
- ‘If he is to compete in this suddenly hot publishing space, he will have to take his dullsville computer magazines and refit them as hip voices for the new economy.’
- ‘The match was effectively over as a contest and the second half was dullsville apart from two more goals.’
- ‘We once ate in a restaurant in Paris which did a pudding list which was as exciting as the main courses, but as a rule, it's dullsville.’
- ‘A race without a come-from-behind horse challenging the leaders is strictly dullsville.’
- ‘Once known as the place where the cool kids hung out, it's lately become dullsville.’
- ‘Next to this the [radio] playlist was strictly dullsville… gutless and flabby.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.