from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person regarded as mentally dull; a dolt.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dull or stupid person; a dolt; a blockhead; a dunce.
  • Dull; doltish; stupid.

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

  • noun A stupid person; a dunce.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A stupid person; a fool.

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

  • noun a person who evokes boredom
  • noun a person who is not very bright


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dull +‎ -ard (“pejorative agent suffix”)


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