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thickheaded

[thik-hed-id] /ˈθɪkˌhɛd ɪd/
adjective
1.
(of a person) dull-witted; stupid.
2.
(of an animal) having a thick head.
Origin of thickheaded
1700-1710
1700-10; thick + headed
Related forms
thickheadedly, adverb
thickheadedness, noun
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  • The blow would have crushed the skull of any white man, but it seemed hardly to stun the thickheaded savage.

  • Nobody but such a thickheaded ass as I am would have gone on all this time without seeing how the game stood.

    Frank Fairlegh Frank E. Smedley
  • For a' that, I've had thickheaded friends who've been grateful to me noo and then.

    The Coast of Adventure Harold Bindloss
  • Has not he thickheaded ignorant boors; lazy, enslaved farmers, weedy lands?

    Past and Present Thomas Carlyle

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