Definitions

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  • adv. In a doltish manner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a doltish manner; stupidly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a stupid manner

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Examples

  • • Obama is doltishly called a "racist" with "a deep-seated hatred for white people" by beer

    Paul Slansky: This Preposterous Week in Review

  • But then just as I was dozing off, CNN's Campbell Brown doltishly asked the panel, "Besides abortion and gay rights, what other women's issues are there?"

    Diane Tucker: RNC Hockey Mom Speech Night: She Shoots, She Scores!

  • Thou art here indicted by the name of Atheism (an intruder upon the town of Mansoul), for that thou hast perniciously and doltishly taught and maintained that there is no God, and so no heed to be taken to religion.

    The Holy War

  • They could not hear, but could imagine, and they stared at her doltishly.

    We Can't Have Everything

  • Under proper treatment, a Chinese witness is by no means doggedly stubborn or doltishly stupid; he may be either or both if he has previously been tampered with by native officials, but even then it is not absolutely impossible to defeat his dishonesty.

    Historic China, and other sketches

  • In the transport of his indignation, he resolved not doltishly to be thus outwitted to his ruin.

    Harold : the Last of the Saxon Kings — Volume 09

  • Smiling doltishly in front of the TV lights in Bayern Munich's car park as if he had done nothing wrong, Tevez himself had the nerve to offer the same feeble mantra.

    The Guardian World News

  • Mr. Willoughby exhausted himself in regret for his own blindness; at once of the real character of the woman whom he had so ardently admired, and of his own happiness, in the flattering partiality with which she had regarded him, and he poured forth the most vehement professions of admiration, respect, and love, for the creature of whom he had so doltishly deprived himself.

    Isabella. A Novel

  • Thou art here indicted by the name of Atheism, (an intruder upon the town of Mansoul,) for that thou hast perniciously and doltishly taught and maintained that there is no God, and so no heed to be taken to religion.

    The Holy war, made by King Shaddai upon Diabolus, for the regaining of the metropolis of the world; or, the losing and taking again of the town of Mansoul

  • And yet all the great stuff such as the perfectly animated pigeons are often sidetracked by the doltishly bland lead in Bolt himself.

    FreakyTrigger

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