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This time, Super Duper Loser Kevin Dopart suggested perhaps a dunce cap, or a jester’s hat, with the title “Clowning Achievement.”
STYLE CONVERSATIONAL WEEK 1413: OUR NEW NOT-SO-BIG TOP -- THE CLOWNING ACHIEVEMENT TROPHYPAT MYERSDECEMBER 3, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Pedantic, unimaginative and presumptuous, Theobald was the logical choice for a Dunce King in 1728.
A LETTER FROM MR. CIBBER TO MR. POPECOLLEY CIBBER
Tyndale himself, who invented such beautiful words in his translations, was the first to use the word dunce.
STORIES THAT WORDS TELL USELIZABETH O'NEILL
I'm afraid from this you'll guess that I must have been a dunce at school myself.
THE NICEST GIRL IN THE SCHOOLANGELA BRAZIL
Tutors I could get by shoals, but a fellow-dunce is inestimable.'
THE HEIR OF REDCLYFFECHARLOTTE M. YONGE
He had no mercy on a fool or a dunce, and turned in disgust from those who loved trifles and lies.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIJOHN LORD
Divination is of as many kinds as there are fruit-bearing varieties of the flowering dunce and the early fool.
THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARYAMBROSE BIERCE
The dunce paused, then stood stock still, his mouth opening to its widest extent.
THE BOY LAND BOOMERRALPH BONEHILL
In a minute Dick Arbuckle and Pumpkin were hurrying along the road the dunce had previously traveled.
THE BOY LAND BOOMERRALPH BONEHILL
And nobody calls you a dunce,And people suppose me clever; This could but have happened once,And we missed it, lost it forever.
BROWNING AND THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES. S. CURRY
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WORDS RELATED TO DUNCE

  • blockhead
  • bonehead
  • cretin
  • dimwit
  • dork
  • dumbbell
  • dummy
  • dunce
  • fool
  • halfwit
  • ignoramus
  • imbecile
  • jerk
  • moron
  • nincompoop
  • ninny
  • numskull
  • pinhead
  • simpleton
  • stupid person
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