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 ?
more intolerable than fiends' glarings is a doltish stare
Thou art growing less doltish and more shrewd every day, Sancho," said Don Quixote.
He soon proved a heavy clog upon the little party, being doltish and taciturn, lazy in the extreme, and a huge feeder.
Though she lacked experience and knowledge, Anne knew she was more intelligent than the doltish adults--Dussel and Petronella van Daan (to use their fictitious names in her Diary)--who criticized her, demeaned her and ordered her around.
It's reminiscent of the moment Cabinet ministers who've been caught playing away ask their poor, doltish wives to pose in a sensible skirt at the garden gate.
futures, exorcise demons, and transform doltish literati into successful
Offers are reportedly flooding in while that unspeakably doltish dad, wearing a devil mask, referred questioners to ace publicist Max Clifford.
Instead Bush's administrative response was as ill considered as his initial rhetoric - which also included the doltish and insensitive reference to a "crusade".
However, she is willing to grudgingly concede that there are large numbers of deluded and doltish people out there who may think the little green balls of veg are vile.
I don't understand it, it was all me in a former day," he says of the ease in which he slipped into being his doltish character.
That doltish behavior aside, doesn't Obama realize that the "mistake" he proposes to eliminate would be his own grandchild?
The millionaires, unsurprisingly, all had egos to match their pocketbooks and little patience with lesser minds ("lesser" defined as anyone so doltish that they were unable to make at least a hundred mil or so playing around in the financial markets).