Definition of doltish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdəʊltɪʃ/


(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.



Example sentences
  • 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.


Pronunciation: /ˈdəʊltɪʃnəs/
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with doltish


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