a dull-witted, stupid, or ignorant person; dolt.
, whose writings were attacked by the humanists as foolish
dullard, numbskull, blockhead, ignoramus, simpleton, nincompoop, ninny.
a person who is stupid or slow to learn
term of ridicule applied to the followers of John
, especially by 16th-century humanists]
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Don't tell me about salary caps, dunce caps, capped teeth.
They were paraded around the grounds of the university in a dunce cap and signboard.
He nevertheless makes an effort to attend the dinner with his prize dunce.
SA should be given a dunce cap and made to sit in the corner.
In a school carried on by sheer cruelty, whether it is presided over by a dunce or not, there is not likely to be much learnt.
If you're a dunce itself, you'd have a right to know that larceny's robbing and stealing.
It amused him to claim that he was a financial dunce, uninterested in such matters as debt-to-equity ratios.
Go ask your parents if they ever stepped in to help a teacher wearing a dunce cap or said that these monks were ok guys.
He's right, you don't have to be a genius--you have to be a dunce.
But they don't necessarily mean that light-sleeping children are doomed to wearing the dunce cap.