Definitions

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  • adj. dull; stupid

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Dull; stupid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a head like a beetle or mallet; dull; stupid.

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Examples

  • Some looked like beetle-headed humanoids, and these took the perimeter of the beachhead.

    The Brothers' War

  • That beetle-headed suspicion has passed slowly but surely away, like a snow-man confronted by a too affectionate sun.

    The Prairie Mother

  • Indeed, if Ka and Ra and beetle-headed Khepra were so important in the scheme of existence that this dainty scientist cared naught for the moth-life of society, why, then, did she blush when she remembered how closely Dick Royson had clasped her to his breast over-night?

    The Wheel O' Fortune

  • It is certain that the conventional peasant of literature, the broad-mouthed rustic in a smock-frock, dull-eyed, mulish, beetle-headed, doddering, too vacant to be vicious, too doltish to do amiss, does not exist as a type in

    A Son of Hagar A Romance of Our Time

  • Egyptians should have regarded their beetle-headed image of him

    The Crown of Wild Olive also Munera Pulveris; Pre-Raphaelitism; Aratra Pentelici; The Ethics of the Dust; Fiction, Fair and Foul; The Elements of Drawing

  • In the movie, Shaq (Shaquille O'Neal) stars as the beetle-headed Steel, aka John Henry Irons, a former soldier who wants to protect his city in a scrapyard suit of armor.

    Comics Worth Reading

  • In the movie, Shaq (Shaquille O’Neal) stars as the beetle-headed Steel, aka John Henry Irons, a former soldier who wants to protect his city in a scrapyard suit of armor.

    Steel and the Warner Archive » DVDs Worth Watching

  • The writer attacked "the 'beetle impetus wheel,' which he [the inventor] thinks us all so beetle-headed, as not to perceive to be a flywheel," and concluded with the statement: "In short the whole production evinces gross ignorance either of machinery, if the patentee really believed what he asserted, or of mankind, if he did not." [

    Kinematics of Mechanisms from the Time of Watt

  • Never, by look or word or sign, helped to rub in what a beetle-headed idiot I'd been. "

    The Dop Doctor

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