dull·​ard | \ ˈdə-lərd How to pronounce dullard (audio) \

Definition of dullard

: a stupid or unimaginative person

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Moreover, that dullard of a husband, Richard (the late Don Galloway, who later in life wrote a libertarian newspaper column), is the secret hero of the film. Kyle Smith, National Review, 7 Apr. 2021 Perhaps, but like his dullard son-in-law who’s trying to split the vote by putting a troubled rapper on the ballot, the president playing a song in recognizable Republican chords. Adam Weinstein, The New Republic, 18 Aug. 2020 April 7, 2020 The same goes for clueless, kilt-wearing dullard Sidney (Tim Key); Amanda’s aggressively insecure boyfriend, Chaz (Allan Mustafa); and the gabby, tactless Rebecca (Aisling Bea). Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, 10 Apr. 2020 Yet, the film waves off character development and merely side-eyes its frustrations with capitalism in its rush to convince us that this dullard is in fact a supervillain who is game to manipulate, maim and poison for a marble firepit. Amy Nicholson, New York Times, 25 Mar. 2020 All the characters, from the callow manipulators to the well-meaning dullards, are awash in cliché. Susanna Lee, The Conversation, 10 Jan. 2020 There are cheapskates galore, dissemblers, busybodies, dullards and charlatans. A.e. Stallings, WSJ, 7 Dec. 2018 Usually the equal-weight S&P does better, as smaller members of the index outperform the dullards at the top. James Mackintosh, WSJ, 14 June 2018 Fishes have long been dismissed as dullards, but new observations and studies are proving this assumption wrong. Jonathan Balcombe, Scientific American, 1 May 2017 See More

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First Known Use of dullard

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Dullard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dullard. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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