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A stupid person.
idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clodView synonyms
- ‘He's not as evil as I thought he'd be - he's kind of a bonehead, but he's not an evil guy.’
- ‘Good news is good ‘God, Mitch thought, I sound like such a bonehead.’’
- ‘Every once in a while those boneheads in the White House run into so much trouble that they have no other choice but to turn to me for advice.’
- ‘The mere mention of the words ‘far right’ calls forth an image of tattooed boneheads or the spectre of the notorious Ku Klux Klan.’
- ‘Either way, I'm so disgusted and ashamed to be breathing the same polluted air as these boneheads.’
- ‘This is not a time for the content owners to be short-sighted boneheads…’
- ‘I wonder if those boneheads at the administration office have lost their marbles…’
- ‘Maybe I should let him know what a bonehead you are and how you're hurting his chances.’
- ‘These boneheads were arrested on January 23, 2001.’
- ‘The boneheads in Britain need to acquire some common sense.’
- ‘Those boneheads of yours didn't know what to do.’
- ‘Well, you should find out who the bonehead using your name and face is, because he's making you look like an idiot.’
- ‘Vincent muttered darkly, ‘I don't recall inviting you two boneheads.’’
- ‘Why not just call them boneheads and be done with it?’
- ‘The larger point that the boneheads who so despise the media need to appreciate is that the mainstream American press is better than it's ever been.’
- ‘If they got behind some reasonable changes maybe the boneheads in congress might consider some changes.’
- ‘Fortunately, they are not total boneheads, and have reviewed the procedure.’
- ‘Make a New Year's resolution that the next time you're a bonehead, admit it and chuckle.’
- ‘Sure, these guys are boneheads, but the script makes them come off as a bit more intelligent than one might suspect.’
- ‘For as much of a bonehead you are, I really think that Taylor abuses you too much.’
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