Definition of doltish in English:

doltish

Line breaks: dolt|ish
Pronunciation: /ˈdəʊltɪʃ
 
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adjective

(Of a person) stupid; idiotic: a doltish character
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  • Finally there's the problem of arrogance, of the almost doltish clumsiness with which the powerful and confident can pursue their goals.
  • You are quite wrong to suggest that only the doltish unlettered can possibly believe in them.
  • Her brother-in-law, the dashing, doltish Edward, almost brought the house down.
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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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