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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017 12:00:00 AM
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(noun) A person regarded as mentally dull.

Synonyms: dolt, pillock, poor fish, pudding head

Usage: David was always a quiet, orderly boy and for a long time was thought by the people of Winesburg to be something of a dullard.
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If something isn’t sharp, it’s dull. This can apply to pencils and people — if you’re sharp, you’re a smarty-pants, but if you’re dull, you’re a dullard. It even sounds kind of dumb, dullard.

Dullard is an old-fashioned word for a dumb person. If you have to explain to someone how to sit in a chair, you’re probably talking to a dullard (or a toddler). It's rude to call someone a dullard, but we all feel like dullards sometimes, especially when we make mistakes or can't understand something.

There are the bad choices — the abusive bosses, the angry ideologues and the sheer dullards.
Washington PostNov 15, 2016
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It's an insult to call anyone this. Don't do it.
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Noun 1. dullard - a person who is not very brightdullard - a person who is not very bright; "The economy, stupid!"
dolt, pillock, poor fish, pudden-head, pudding head, stupe, stupid, stupid person
berk - a stupid person who is easy to take advantage of
blockhead, bonehead, dumbass, dunce, dunderhead, fuckhead, hammerhead, knucklehead, loggerhead, lunkhead, muttonhead, numskull, shithead - a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
klutz - (Yiddish) a clumsy dolt
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense
2. dullard - a person who evokes boredomdullard - a person who evokes boredom
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
gasbag, windbag - a boring person who talks a great deal about uninteresting topics
nudnick, nudnik - (Yiddish) someone who is a boring pest
platitudinarian - a bore who makes excessive use of platitudes
stuffed shirt - a bore who is extremely formal, pompous, and old-fashioned
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