n.1.That which characterizes a blockhead; stupidity.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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"Blockheadism and the Propaganda Plays of the American Revolution." Early American Literature VII (1972): 146-62.
Carlyle protests against "the torpid blockheadism, the gross ignorance, dilettantism, infidelity and damnability, of [scholarly books] and their editors in general" (19:29), but he would have no grounds for complaint in terms of this collection; I note only a single letter missing from these volumes, the 18 June 1846 draft of Carlyle's 19 June letter to Sir Robert Peel.