Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a dull brain; being slow to understand or comprehend.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Stupid; doltish.
“This is only controversial if you're a time-serving, dull-brained, timid bureaucrat whose sole joy in their otherwise slab-grey lives is causing trouble, inconvenience and hurt to other, innocent, members of the public.”
“But America today has too much at stake for Obama to worry at all about dull-brained name-calling.”
“He was simply like no adult I'd ever met -- an exceptional guy who could make us dull-brained students sizzle.”
““My boy, do you see that dull-brained fellow?” said”
“He also realized that the scar on his face made him a rather memorable figure, and he feared that even among the dull-brained ogres his appearance would draw attention.”
“We were certain the dull-brained sheep were greatly affected by the strains of that generous-organed songster -- they were so very still under the pink apple boughs.”
“The Boeotians, who dwelt north of Attica, were looked upon as dull-brained and thick-witted.”
“This story did not trouble the dull-brained elder, but Lycophron was so affected by it that on his return home he refused to speak to his father, and acted so surlily that Periander in anger turned him out of his house.”
“Hermon's question whether he had heard any particulars about this will was answered by the cold-hearted, dull-brained man in the negative.”
“At last, digital fantasy means something: we are not watching a dull-brained superhero banging off walls like a fly in a bottle; we are watching an animal with suddenly enhanced powers who still behaves recognizably like an animal.”
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