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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The quality or state of being like a dull, stupid person or a blockhead

Usage examples (15)
  • And if we persist in our doltishness, he may just give us all the finger, or brush us off his shoulder.
  • To be phlegmatic denotes a slow, stolid temperament: in some people an enlightened temperance, in others mere doltishness.
  • His politics are vaguely conservative, but basic doltishness, rather than opportunistic inconsistency, is their great failing – as when he urges a politician friend to...
  • His selection of Holmes over Mediate is only the latest example of his doltishness. for more
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