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- adj. Like a dunce; stupid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Like a dunce; duncish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Like a dunce.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (used informally) stupid
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I have no patience with the foolish duncical dog — upon my soul, I have not!
What makes, in many countries, the people rebellious and depraved, pages saucy and mischievous, students sottish and duncical?
The devil be damned! cried Friar John; do you call these same folks illiterate lobcocks and duncical doddipolls?
For the duncical dog-leech was so selfish as to reserve them for his own dainty chops, and allowed his poor patients little more than the bare bones to pick, lest they should overload their squeamish stomachs.
The central inquisitor was trying to extract from him information about Becket, almost prompting him with the very words, but without penetrating through the duncical denseness.
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John; do you call these same folks illiterate lobcocks and duncical doddipolls?
Now, though we have in our mother-tongue several excellent works in verse and prose, and, heaven be praised! but little left of the trash and trumpery stuff of those duncical mumblers of ave-maries and the barbarous foregoing Gothic age, I have made bold to choose to chirrup and warble my plain ditty, or, as they say, to whistle like a goose among the swans, rather than be thought deaf among so many pretty poets and eloquent orators.
à Becket, almost prompting him with the very words, but without penetrating through the duncical denseness.