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!
He looks simple, and even doltish; but when his interests are in question, he is certainly profoundly clever."
"Green Book" -- Peter Farrelly's funny, heartwarming fact-based Best Picture Oscar winner features great performances from Viggo Mortensen as a doltish bouncer and Mahershala Ali as a renowned black pianist in need of protection as he travels across the Deep South in 1962.
They then accompany these songs with doltish, low-budget videos.
"Mission immolated," should have been the cry of Trump's three Oval Office predecessors concerning their sometimes doltish, dishonest, limp-along policies on North Korea that got us to where we are today.
This is despite his bottomless pockets and 'doltish generosity', especially where his interest are at stake.
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.
Riteish Deshmukh and Pulkit Samrat, would seem to have the right non- glam image to fit into their doltish avatars.
Assuredly not, yet the doltish senators failed to understand that the issue of nuclear weapons non proliferation supersedes politics.