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 ?
'Blockhead!' said his brothers, 'what are you going to do with it?'
"I don't know what they put you in his form for "Blockhead."
"The blockhead!" exclaimed the Grandmother in Russian.
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.
"The curse of God on thee for a blockhead!" said Don Quixote; "where hast thou ever heard of castles and royal palaces being built in alleys without an outlet?"
And drive faster, blockhead!" "I must get away this very day," he murmured to himself.
I can give you his description in three words--an insensate, ugly, stupid blockhead. That's four, but no matter--enough of HIM now.'
The captain, like a well-bred man, had, before marriage, always given up his opinion to that of the lady; and this, not in the clumsy awkward manner of a conceited blockhead, who, while he civilly yields to a superior in an argument, is desirous of being still known to think himself in the right.
"Conceited blockhead!" he thought, as he listened to the celebrated doctor's chatter about his daughter's symptoms.
Here I am, proud as Greek god, and yet standing debtor to this blockhead for a bone to stand on!
Of course Ginger was very much excited; she flung up her head with flashing eyes and distended nostrils, declaring that men were both brutes and blockheads.
Although any man who had proved his unfitness for any other occupation in life, was free, without examination or qualification, to open a school anywhere; although preparation for the functions he undertook, was required in the surgeon who assisted to bring a boy into the world, or might one day assist, perhaps, to send him out of it; in the chemist, the attorney, the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker; the whole round of crafts and trades, the schoolmaster excepted; and although schoolmasters, as a race, were the blockheads and impostors who might naturally be expected to spring from such a state of things, and to flourish in it; these Yorkshire schoolmasters were the lowest and most rotten round in the whole ladder.