dullardnoun [ C ]uk /ˈdʌl.əd/ us /ˈdʌl.ɚd/ old-fashioned
Examples from literature
- Dullards, unless their brains are stunted, may develop surprising intellectual keenness.
- I am taking him not to be a dullard but a poet.
- In tracing the natural history of a public-house I have found the respectable dullards the most revolting of my subjects.
- No man but a dullard without a spark of imagination could have witnessed the scene presented at that moment without experiencing a thrill which he would have found it difficult to describe.
- Only dullards, or the unthinking, can be surprised by the ease with which a quick-witted man, having some knowledge of Latin, can learn to read a novel in French, Italian, or Spanish.