numbskulled

numbskulled

(ˈnʌmˌskʌld) or

numskulled

adj
stupid; doltish
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Sadly, it allows states to be as numbskulled as New York and Michigan were being in the Granholm cases.
For somebody as numbskulled about finance as I am, this is exactly the kind of investment strategy I need.
Just to ram their numbskulled message home, the newspaper in question gave Woosnam and his counterpart, Tom Lehman, marks out of 10 for different facets of their leadership - tactics, motivation, etc - and was scathing in its assessment.
He precariously supports his burdensome clan by teaching French to the Japanese in Paris, but in school he wrote the ambitious, passionately numbskulled poem "The Dagger in the Skin of Night" and the abortive sci-fi novella The Flying Monkeys, about gibbons with propellers on their heads who "did chores and spied on people.
Just plain stupid: These shows aren't derivative (upon further reflection, maybe they are), but just really numbskulled.
De Botton puts into rather better perspective the reason why Andre Gide, then a key editor at Gallimard, turned down the first volume of Remembrance of Things Past, and quotes Gide, writing to Proust, in self-extenuation for this most numbskulled of all editorial decisions: "For me, you had remained the man who frequented the house of Mme X, Y, Z, the man who wrote for the Figaro.
The men Zenia purloins are as numbskulled as the women, and have their vision further clouded by sexual thrall.
They got what was rightfully theirs - a ticket for the next plane home for having the numbskulled audacity to think they could ever win a quarter-final by playing off the back foot.
is, but neither is it as dreadfully earnest as Les Misorables or as brassily numbskulled as Starlight Express.