- A slow or stupid person: he was caricatured as a dupe and a dullard [as modifier]: his dullard cousinMore example sentences
idiot, fool, stupid person, simpleton, ignoramus, oaf, dunce, dolt, moron, cretin, imbecile• informal duffer, nincompoop, booby, dope, chump, nitwit, dimwit, airhead, birdbrain, lamebrain, pea-brain, numbskull, thickhead, fathead, blockhead, bonehead, dunderhead, meathead, muttonhead, wooden-head, dipstick, dumb-bell, noodle, dumbo, dum-dum, ass, donkey, jerkBritish • vulgar slang knobheadNorth American • vulgar slang asshat
- 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.
Middle English: from Middle Dutch dullaert, from dul 'dull'.