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doltish

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Is it that doltish Jules, who looks an absolute fool, but may be masking his game!

The common English are doltish; except in the North, where you won't do much with them.

You wanted me, my money, everything, and had nothing to give in return except your own doltish self.

I blushed at my idiocy; the idea of being so doltish and timid with a flower seller!

Such air as these Germans had was a blackguard air of doltish ugliness—dull, gross, incurable.

I looked at his furtive eyes and brutal, doltish face, but he kept them blank as a wall.

They enjoyed the situation, as the commercial traveller could see from their doltish looks.

She almost touched him, but though his spirit recoiled, the doltish flesh would not be moved.

What demon let loose your tongue, you who keep a doltish silence whenever I speak to you?

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, perhaps a variant of dold "dull, foolish," influenced by dulte, dolte, past participle forms of Middle English dullen "to dull, make or become dazed or stupid" (see dull (adj.)). Related: Doltish; doltishly; doltishness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DOLTISH

blockheaded

adjectivestupid
  • boneheaded
  • dense
  • dimwitted
  • doltish
  • dumb
  • empty-headed
  • loggerheaded
  • obtuse
  • simple
  • simpleminded
  • thick-skulled
  • thickheaded
  • unintelligent
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