Definition of Duncish

1. Adjective. (used informally) stupid.




Definition of Duncish

1. a. Somewhat like a dunce.

Definition of Duncish

1. Adjective. Somewhat like a dunce. ¹

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Definition of Duncish

1. dunce [adj] - See also: dunce

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Duncish

duncelike
dunceries
duncery
dunces
duncey
dunch
dunched
dunches
dunchin
dunching
duncical
duncified
duncifies
duncify
duncifying
duncish (current term)
duncishly
duncishness
duncy
dundasite
dundathu pine
dunder
dunderfunk
dunderhead
dunderheaded
dunderheadedness
dunderheads
dunderpate
dunderpated
dunderpates

Literary usage of Duncish

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1. The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872 by Thomas Carlyle, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Eliot Norton (1883)
"... for indeed (if we will candidly understand it) all else is presupposed in that Horace Walpole is no dunce, not a fibre of is duncish. ..."

2. The Whole Works of John Bunyan by John Bunyan, George Offor (1862)
"... and must be charged with doing wrong judgment, and so things that become not his heavenly Majesty ; but against this duncish sophistry* we set Paul and ..."

3. Carlyle on Heroes, Hero-worship: And the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle, Archibald MacMechan (1901)
"Horace Walpole is no dunce, not a fibre of him is duncish." E.-Corr. I, 205. 121 26 talk of faculties. See 122 12 n. 122 12 All that a man does. ..."

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