doltish


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dolt

 (dōlt)
n.
A stupid person; a dunce.

[Middle English dulte, from past participle of dullen, to dull, from dul, dull; see dull.]

dolt′ish adj.
dolt′ish·ly adv.
dolt′ish·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.doltish - heavy and dull and stupid
stupid - lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity

doltish

adjective
Lacking in intelligence:
Informal: thick.
Slang: dimwitted, dopey.
Translations

doltish

adjtölpelhaft, dumm

doltish

[ˈdəʊltɪʃ] adj (person) → imbecille, stupido/a; (behaviour) → stupido/a
References in classic literature ?
He soon proved a heavy clog upon the little party, being doltish and taciturn, lazy in the extreme, and a huge feeder.
Thou art growing less doltish and more shrewd every day, Sancho," said Don Quixote.
more intolerable than fiends' glarings is a doltish stare
Blaming others for one's own problems also feeds the kind of doltish hysteria that has seen directed at high-profile immigrants recently.
Without that he is just a sober, doltish young man, confused about his own existence and purpose in life.
They were doltish dupes of the capitalist system whose dangers they seemed to have utterly forgotten.
Wherever they find a Christian they make a point of insulting him or her; they taunt Christians, call them doltish, dull, lily-livered, good for nothing.
Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat, would seem to have the right non- glam image to fit into their doltish avatars.
Patches of sand clung to my bare limbs, and I felt itchy and filthy and doltish, punished for skipping my quiz, for wanting Tommy's skin on mine.
Assuredly not, yet the doltish senators failed to understand that the issue of nuclear weapons non proliferation supersedes politics.
It's a message that Ella learns as a child and holds dear as things worsen under the rule of her spiteful stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and vain, doltish stepsisters (Holliday Grainger and Sophie McShera).
They may even recycle jokes--such as Taylor's frequent wisecracks about Fennor's ugliness ("thine eyes do Rowle / And squint so in thy doltish Iobbernowle"; "Natures care was cheife / To fashion thee on purpose for a theefe; / She turnd thine eyes keele vpwards for the nonce, / that thou might'st see hue or six wayes at once"), which, since they entail Fennor's visibility, seem intended to have been delivered onstage.