Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Dullness; stupidity.

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Examples

  • I never watched Survivor because it just didn't sound all that interesting, and when I finally saw an episode because I was too lazy to get my fat arse off the couch to get the remote one night, I couldn't believe how extensive the dullery actually was, nor could I comprehend how or why it had lasted like 10 seasons or wev.

    Question of the Day

  • Master Antitus of Cressplots was licentiated, and had passed his degrees in all dullery and blockishness, according to this sentence of the canonists, Beati Dunces, quoniam ipsi stumblaverunt.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • This was done at his return from the little paltry town, even then when Master Antitus of Cressplots was licentiated, and had passed his degrees in all dullery and blockishness, according to this sentence of the canonists, Beati Dunces, quoniam ipsi stumblaverunt.

    Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 2

  • Charlotte Higgins calls it "one of the most turgid and swollen pieces of dullery I have ever had the misfortune to watch" and demands action: "

    GreenCine Daily

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