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also numb·skull  (nŭm′skŭl′)
A stupid person; a nitwit.

[num (variant of numb) + skull.]
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a variant spelling of numbskull
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or numb•skull


a dull-witted or stupid person; dolt.
[1710–20; num (b) skull]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.numskull - a stupid personnumskull - 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!"
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also numbskull
A mentally dull person:
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n (inf)Holzkopf m (inf)
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a. mentecato-a, tonto-a.
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References in classic literature ?
you numskull!" came a hoarse voice from behind him.
The Pygmies, being ten times as vivacious as their great numskull of a brother, could not abide the Giant's slow movements, and were determined to have him on his feet.
But Hercules, you must understand, was wiser than this numskull of a Giant, and had thought of a way to fight him--huge, earth-born monster that he was--and to conquer him too, in spite of all that his Mother Earth could do for him.
One night while we were away that old numskull Thornbury was doddering about the passages very late.
If he had stepped in there and used his eyes, instead of his disordered mind, he could have cured the well by natural means, and then turned it into a miracle in the customary way; but no, he was an old numskull, a magician who believed in his own magic; and no magician can thrive who is handicapped with a superstition like that.
Boythorn, suddenly firing another volley, "that fellow is, and his father was, and his grandfather was, the most stiff-necked, arrogant imbecile, pig-headed numskull, ever, by some inexplicable mistake of Nature, born in any station of life but a walking-stick's!
To assert it is, in the present stage, as unprofitable as to deny it, but it is an unimaginative numskull who is too dense to perceive that it is well within the bounds of scientific possibility.
I dined, myself, while those numskulls were deliberating which world you should belong to--this, or some other.
As for the rest, they were numskulls, ninnies, superficial, dogmatic, and ignorant.
Andersen Festivals in Odense, another nationwide drawing and writing competition with crown princess Mary as protector, a local dramatizing of Numskull Jack in a class or day care institution....
'Fool' also has a wide array of other descriptive words associated with it, among them a simpleton, a dunce, a blockhead, a numskull, a nincompoop, a moron, an imbecile, or an idiot.
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