American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person regarded as mentally dull; a dolt.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dull or stupid person; a dolt; a blockhead; a dunce.
- Dull; doltish; stupid.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A stupid person; a dunce.
- n. a person who evokes boredom
- n. a person who is not very bright
- dull + -ard (“pejorative agent suffix”) (Wiktionary)
“Would he not be like one called a dullard or a clod?”
“Thus, a fellow with a low forehead and a weakly receding chin, Kerry classified as a dullard, a witling, unaware that if the brow were but low enough and the chin virtually absent altogether he might stand in the presence of a second Daniel.”
“They were ok with Bush and his horrific policies (a dullard is their perfect candidate, see Palin) but Obama is just too different for them.”
“Lou Ford is the kind of dullard you do anything to avoid --- he spouts the most inane cliches, he's Mr. Hearty to one and all, he's so damn friendly and boring he drives everybody crazy.”
“Furthermore, havng a below average IQ does not make one a "dullard".”
“Farmer's definition of a "dullard" ought to be enough, all on its own, to grant him admission to anywhere he wants to be.”
“To Swinburne, as he says, the distinction between books and life is but a 'dullard's distinction,' and it may justly be said of him that it is with an equal instinct and an equal enthusiasm that he is drawn to whatever in nature, in men, in books, or in ideas is great, noble, and heroic.”
“Despite the fact that for nigh on 10 years Dylan's been writing songs that deal in Americana clichés there seems little danger of him regressing into some kind of dullard purism like, say, Van Morrison.”
“Austin is a gracious host and you've got to be some kind of dullard to have a bad time when everywhere you go there is free booze and free rock and roll. (sick people notwithstanding: my poor travel mate Jenna)”
“Despite the fact that for nigh on ten years Dylan's been writing songs that deal in Americana cliches there seems little danger of him regressing into some kind of dullard purism like, say, Van Morrison's.”
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Words chosen as favorites for the Twitter hashtag #faveword.
unkind words or those refering them.
The derogatory suffix -ard, now used in just a few words though previously very productive.
My main play-area.
Words from the works of Peter Reading - at least one from each (except the Schwitters-esque erosions, cut-ups etc).
A list of words that I have generated over time.
Recently added to be organized (perhaps) later.
Words and phrases from Scott Lynch's book, The Lies of Locke Lamora
Inspired by Peter Reading's "Euphemisms".
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