Definitions

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  • n. Dullness; stupidity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Dullness; stupidity.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Dullness; stupidity.

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Examples

  • The only thing remarkable about the exchange is McCain's feigned linguistic duncery.

    General Election Alert: McCain Mocks Obama Over Iraq

  • He is a great discomforter of young students, by telling them what travel it has cost him, and how often his brain turned at philosophy, and makes others fear studying as a cause of duncery.

    Microcosmography or, a Piece of the World Discovered; in Essays and Characters

  • I believe it will take generations to get over the duncery of slavery.

    Iola Leroy, Or Shadows Uplifted.

  • Milton was kept from politics in his youth, not by any notion of their incompatibility with poetry; but by the more cogent arguments at their command “under whose inquisitious and tyrannical duncery no free and splendid wit can flourish.”

    Life of John Milton

  • Milton was kept from politics in his youth, not by any notion of their incompatibility with poetry; but by the more cogent arguments at their command "under whose inquisitious and tyrannical duncery no free and splendid wit can flourish."

    Life of John Milton

  • Such abuse of language is possible only to the drivelling desperation of venomous or fangless duncery: it is in higher and graver matters, of wider bearing and of deeper import, that we find it necessary to dispute the apparently serious propositions or assertions of Mr. Whistler.

    The Gentle Art of Making Enemies

  • Milton had postponed his poem, in 1641, till "the land had once enfranchished herself from this impertinent yoke of prelatry, under whose inquisitorious and tyrannical duncery no free and splendid wit can flourish."

    Milton

  • People with a political grudge couldn’t stop themselves from hyping it into something sinister or, at best, evidence of duncery.

    Damn them « BuzzMachine

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