cloddish

[klod-ish]
adjective
of, pertaining to, or resembling a clod or boor; doltish; stolid.

Origin:
1835–45; clod + -ish1

cloddishly, adverb
cloddishness, noun
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clod (klɒd)
 
n
1.  a lump of earth or clay
2.  earth, esp when heavy or in hard lumps
3.  clodpole, clod poll, Also called: clodpate a dull or stupid person
4.  a cut of beef taken from the shoulder
 
[Old English clod- (occurring in compound words) lump; related to cloud]
 
'cloddy
 
adj
 
'cloddish
 
adj
 
'cloddishly
 
adv
 
'cloddishness
 
n

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The czarist regime struck back with typically cloddish brutality.
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