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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.
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dolt

(dəʊlt)
n
a slow-witted or stupid person
[C16: probably related to Old English dol stupid; see dull]
ˈdoltish adj
ˈdoltishly adv
ˈdoltishness n
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dolt

(doʊlt)

n.
a blockhead; dunce.
[1535–45; variant of obsolete dold stupid]
dolt′ish, adj.
dolt′ish•ly, adv.
dolt′ish•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dolt - a person who is not very brightdolt - a person who is not very bright; "The economy, stupid!"
berk - a stupid person who is easy to take advantage of
blockhead, bonehead, dumbass, dunce, dunderhead, hammerhead, knucklehead, loggerhead, lunkhead, muttonhead, numskull - a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
klutz - (Yiddish) a clumsy dolt
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense
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dolt

noun idiot, fool, dope (informal), jerk (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), ass, clot (Brit. informal), plank (Brit. slang), charlie (Brit. informal), berk (Brit. slang), prick (derogatory slang), wally (slang), booby, prat (slang), plonker (slang), coot, geek (slang), twit (informal, chiefly Brit.), chump (informal), dunce, oaf, simpleton, dullard, dimwit (informal), ignoramus, dipstick (Brit. slang), gonzo (slang), schmuck (U.S. slang), dork (slang), nitwit (informal), blockhead, dweeb (U.S. slang), putz (U.S. slang), fathead (informal), eejit (Scot. & Irish), thicko (Brit. slang), dumb-ass (slang), gobshite (Irish taboo slang), numpty (Scot. informal), doofus (slang, chiefly U.S.), lamebrain (informal), fuckwit (taboo slang), thickhead, dickwit (slang), nerd or nurd (slang), numbskull or numskull He's a first class dolt.
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dolt

noun
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Translations

dolt

[dəʊlt] Nimbécil mf
you dolt!¡imbécil!
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dolt

nTölpel m
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dolt

[dəʊlt] nimbecille m/f
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The easy, callous-because ingrained-racism of our society has always been there, easily brushed aside when simply a matter of the doltishness I described above.
He asks the score and is told "nothing-nothing." His doltishness is ever-apparent by his next question: "Who's winning?" The not-amused pizza man tells him, "The Bears."
Hamlet's "extreame [sic] show of doltishness"--in refusing to treat Polonius's death (or corpse) with due respect and reverence--turns "temporal authority and indeed all political structures of difference [...] inside out" (187).