Not to understand after one look at the poverty and disease maps that hung on the wall was to declare oneself a dullard.
The maid most probably thought her mistress bored, and the guest a dullard.
But the dullard's envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to a bad end.
dullard must he be who sees not abundance here to interest him.
Epigram, my dear Duke, is the refuge of the dullard, who imagines that he obtains truth by inverting a truism.
With you obtained, I have grown a dullard, and left off dreaming.
The quick mind supplies the apt repartee, while the dullard thinks of the appropriate reply next morning—if at all.
The sloth or the dullard was soon taught by his people that he had mistaken his calling.
Hues charming and fair may move the wise and not the dullard.
If he comprehends only slowly or fails to understand, he is a dullard or a defective.