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They enjoyed the situation, as the commercial traveller could see from their doltish looks.
PELLE THE CONQUEROR, COMPLETEMARTIN ANDERSON NEXO
She almost touched him, but though his spirit recoiled, the doltish flesh would not be moved.
IDOLATRYJULIAN HAWTHORNE
I looked at his furtive eyes and brutal, doltish face, but he kept them blank as a wall.
TO HAVE AND TO HOLDMARY JOHNSTON
I verily believe, said the elder, that you would willingly be among those doltish screamers on the shore yonder.
IN THE DAYS OF QUEEN ELIZABETHEVA MARCH TAPPAN
I felt very doltish and unready as I followed him to the drawing-room.
THE YEOMAN ADVENTURERGEORGE W. GOUGH
"Thou art growing less doltish and more shrewd every day, Sancho," said Don Quixote.
THE HISTORY OF DON QUIXOTE, VOL. II., PART 21MIGUEL DE CERVANTES
He soon proved a heavy clog upon the little party, being doltish and taciturn, lazy in the extreme, and a huge feeder.
THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN BONNEVILLEWASHINGTON IRVING
The St. Aliquis villeins seem doltish and dirty enough, but they are nothing to those existing in Flanders.
LIFE ON A MEDIAEVAL BARONYWILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
Such air as these Germans had was a blackguard air of doltish ugliness—dull, gross, incurable.
WARPIERRE LOTI
Feverish irritability, a constant absorption in thought, made Calyste almost doltish.
BEATRIXHONORE DE BALZAC
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WORDS RELATED TO DOLTISH

  • boorish
  • dense
  • dim-witted
  • doltish
  • dull
  • dumb
  • oafish
  • obtuse
  • slow
  • slow on uptake
  • stupid
  • thick
  • weak-minded
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