dullard

noun
dull·​ard | \ˈdə-lərd \

Definition of dullard 

: a stupid or unimaginative person

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Synonyms & Antonyms for dullard

Synonyms

airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, bonehead, bubblehead, chowderhead, chucklehead, clodpoll (or clodpole), clot [British], cluck, clunk, cretin, cuddy (or cuddie) [British dialect], deadhead, dim bulb [slang], dimwit, dip, dodo, dolt, donkey, doofus [slang], dope, dork [slang], dum-dum, dumbbell, dumbhead, dummkopf, dummy, dunce, dunderhead, fathead, gander, golem, goof, goon, half-wit, hammerhead, hardhead, idiot, ignoramus, imbecile, jackass, know-nothing, knucklehead, lamebrain, loggerhead [chiefly dialect], loon, lump, lunkhead, meathead, mome [archaic], moron, mug [chiefly British], mutt, natural, nimrod [slang], nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, noddy, noodle, numskull (or numbskull), oaf, pinhead, prat [British], ratbag [chiefly Australian], saphead, schlub (also shlub) [slang], schnook [slang], simpleton, stock, stupe, stupid, thickhead, turkey, woodenhead, yahoo, yo-yo

Antonyms

brain, genius

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Examples of dullard in a Sentence

The company is run by a bunch of dullards. often mistaken for a dullard because he never said much in discussions

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Usually the equal-weight S&P does better, as smaller members of the index outperform the dullards at the top. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "Behemoths Have Dominated the Market Before, but Tech Is Different," 14 June 2018 Fishes have long been dismissed as dullards, but new observations and studies are proving this assumption wrong. Jonathan Balcombe, Scientific American, "Fishes Use Problem-Solving and Invent Tools," 1 May 2017 Big in Back As in Versas past, Nissan’s dynamic dullard relies on the showroom appeal of its sizable 15-cubic-foot trunk and a comfortable rear seat with 37.0 inches of legroom—nearly an inch more than the mid-size Nissan Altima. Greg Fink, Car and Driver, "2017 Nissan Versa Sedan Automatic," 16 June 2017 There is a common assumption that dictionaries are put together by faceless dullards. Henry Hitchings, WSJ, "The Nerds Who Make English," 28 Mar. 2017 This means performing some typical Twitter feats—fact-checking and #realkeeping when dullards spout detestable dumbness. Adam Weinstein, WIRED, "Here’s How the US Should Fight ISIS With Social Media," 12 Mar. 2015 There's still enough there to make young children and dullards laugh. Mike Scott, NOLA.com, "'Despicable Me 3' movie review: Or, how to ruin a once-promising franchise," 29 June 2017 Big in Back As in Versas past, Nissan’s dynamic dullard relies on the showroom appeal of its sizable 15-cubic-foot trunk and a comfortable rear seat with 37.0 inches of legroom—nearly an inch more than the mid-size Nissan Altima. Greg Fink, Car and Driver, "2017 Nissan Versa Sedan Automatic," 16 June 2017

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First Known Use of dullard

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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dullard

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dullard

: a stupid and uninteresting person

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