Definition of dullard in English:

Share this entry

dullard

Pronunciation: /ˈdʌləd/

noun

A slow or stupid person: he was caricatured as a dupe and a dullard [as modifier]: his dullard cousin
More example sentences
  • He is innocent by his ignorance, a simple dullard who can return to his yacht or gated manse comforted by the knowledge that he is not a crook.
  • All one can say that is positive about this awful, stupid, imbecile dullard of a PM is that one day, soon he'll be gone and thank god for that.
  • History is littered with despots and psychopaths, murderous dullards, evil geniuses, deadly incompetents, calamitous brutes of all descriptions.
Synonyms

Origin

Middle English: from Middle Dutch dullaert, from dul 'dull'.

Words that rhyme with dullard

bicoloured (US bicolored), multicoloured (US multicolored), particoloured (US particolored), self-coloured (US self-colored), uncoloured (US uncolored), varicoloured (US varicolored), versicoloured (US versicolored)

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: dull|ard

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Related Words