blockhead


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block·head

 (blŏk′hĕd′)
n.
A person regarded as very stupid; a dolt.

blockhead

(ˈblɒkˌhɛd)
n
derogatory a stupid person
ˈblockˌheaded adj
ˈblockˌheadedly adv
ˈblockˌheadedness n

block•head

(ˈblɒkˌhɛd)

n.
a stupid person; dunce.
[1540–50]
block′head`ed, adj.
block′head`ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blockhead - a stupid personblockhead - a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
dolt, dullard, pillock, poor fish, pudden-head, pudding head, stupe, stupid, stupid person - a person who is not very bright; "The economy, stupid!"

blockhead

noun
A mentally dull person:
Translations
بَليد، غَليظُ الذِّهْن، غَبي
hlupákťulpas
idiottorsk
tökfejû
aulabárîur, heimskingi

blockhead

[ˈblɒkhed] N (pej) → zopenco/a m/f
you blockhead!¡imbécil!

blockhead

[ˈblɒkhɛd] nimbécile mfblock letters nplmajuscules fpl d'imprimerieblock vote n (British)vote m de délégation, vote m groupé

blockhead

[ˈblɒkˌhɛd] n (fam) → testa di legno

block

(blok) noun
1. a flat-sided mass of wood or stone etc. blocks of stone.
2. a piece of wood used for certain purposes. a chopping-block.
3. a connected group of houses, offices etc. a block of flats; an office block.
4. a barrier. a road block.
5. (especially American) a group of buildings bounded by four streets. a walk round the block.
verb
to make (progress) difficult or impossible. The crashed cars blocked the road.
blocˈkade (-ˈkeid) noun
something which blocks every approach to a place by land or sea.
verb
The ships blockaded the town.
ˈblockage (-kidʒ) noun
something causing a pipe etc to be blocked. a blockage in the pipe.
blocked adjective
obstructed. I have a bad cold – my nose is blocked.
block capital/letter
a capital letter written in imitation of printed type, eg the letters in NAME.
ˈblockhead noun
a stupid person.
References in classic literature ?
The fireflies, too, which sparkled most vividly in the darkest places, now and then startled him, as one of uncommon brightness would stream across his path; and if, by chance, a huge blockhead of a beetle came winging his blundering flight against him, the poor varlet was ready to give up the ghost, with the idea that he was struck with a witch's token.
Here I am, proud as Greek god, and yet standing debtor to this blockhead for a bone to stand on
I mean to offer some kind of explanation, some kind of apology, for the past; to open my whole heart to you, and by convincing you, that though I have been always a blockhead, I have not been always a rascal, to obtain something like forgiveness from Ma--from your sister.
He came of rich people down in Somersetshire, who had nursed this combination of qualities until they made the discovery that it was just of age and a blockhead.
While Don Quixote was saying this, Cardenio allowed his head to fall upon his breast, and seemed plunged in deep thought; and though twice Don Quixote bade him go on with his story, he neither looked up nor uttered a word in reply; but after some time he raised his head and said, "I cannot get rid of the idea, nor will anyone in the world remove it, or make me think otherwise -and he would be a blockhead who would hold or believe anything else than that that arrant knave Master Elisabad made free with Queen Madasima.
Yet I was still such a blockhead that I missed the lesson of that fear, and in spite of Weena's distress I insisted upon sleeping away from these slumbering multitudes.
Of Simonov's two visitors, one was Ferfitchkin, a Russianised German --a little fellow with the face of a monkey, a blockhead who was always deriding everyone, a very bitter enemy of mine from our days in the lower forms--a vulgar, impudent, swaggering fellow, who affected a most sensitive feeling of personal honour, though, of course, he was a wretched little coward at heart.
I can assure you, Barbara, that if only you could be sitting among us, and listening to the talk (while, with the rest of us, you smoked a pipe), and were to hear those present begin to argue and dispute concerning different matters, you would feel of as little account among them as I do; for I myself figure there only as a blockhead, and feel ashamed, since it takes me a whole evening to think of a single word to interpolate--and even then the word will not come
Why, you blockhead, there is no such thing in rerum natura.
He could never speak quite patiently to the old blockhead.
gracious majesty' is a fat, lazy, negro-looking blockhead, with as little character as power.
Well, I don't know," said he, a little nettled, "I draw tolerably - should do it at least - have had good masters, and flatter myself that I am not quite a blockhead.