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dullard

[duhl-erd] /ˈdʌl ərd/
noun
1.
a stupid, insensitive person.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; see dull, -ard
Synonyms
dunce, dolt, dumbbell, dummy.
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  • Do not talk about back-biting faculty, dullard students, or living in cow country.
  • Perhaps for the extreme dullard, this may be a fine alternative.
  • Few things are more grating than a vain dullard trying to be cutesy and witty in a public forum.
British Dictionary definitions for dullard

dullard

/ˈdʌləd/
noun
1.
a dull or stupid person
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Word Origin and History for dullard
n.

mid-15c. (but early 13c. as a surname), from dull (adj.) + -ard.

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