from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like a dolt; dull in intellect; stupid; blockish.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Doltlike; dull in intellect; stupid; blockish.

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  • adjective Like a dolt; dull in intellect; stupid; blockish; as, a doltish clown.

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  • adjective heavy and dull and stupid


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  • "Take off thine eye! more intolerable than fiends' glarings is a doltish stare!"

    - Melville, Moby-Dick, ch. 36

    July 25, 2008

  • That is the *perfect* quote for me to spew when I'm trying to do something and my partner's standing there watching me.

    July 25, 2008

  • Usage question: Are you actually supposed to remove the eye from its socket?

    July 25, 2008

  • Yes, using a blunt spoon.

    July 25, 2008

  • ... Maybe I won't say this to my partner after all.

    Wait! It says "take off thine eye," not "take out thine eye." No?

    July 26, 2008

  • Right. Well in that case, maybe just removing the cornea would do.

    July 29, 2008