Definition of doltish in English:

doltish

Line breaks: dolt|ish
Pronunciation: /ˈdəʊltɪʃ
 
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adjective

Derivatives

doltishly

adverb
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  • Or I might be sitting doltishly looking out the window.
  • He seemed totally unperturbed and even a little pleased that I had doltishly knocked on his door.
  • They find it intolerable to think that sentient beings as gross as we are will doltishly persevere.

doltishness

noun
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  • To strip kids' movies of their innocence and naïveté denotes cynycism and doltishness on the part of the film-makers.
  • Snipping away the doltishness, we find this flattering portrait.
  • Rushworth, who marries Maria, is a dolt cut from the same cloth as Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice, but his very doltishness makes him fun to read about.

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