Definition of doltish in English:

doltish

adjective

  • (of a person) stupid; idiotic.

    ‘a doltish character’
    • ‘Finally there's the problem of arrogance, of the almost doltish clumsiness with which the powerful and confident can pursue their goals.’
    • ‘Instead, we find a somewhat vulgar, vain and doltish character, who is bad with numbers, could not remember the names of the artists whose multimillion-dollar works hung on his walls, and lied about his age among other things.’
    • ‘You are quite wrong to suggest that only the doltish unlettered can possibly believe in them.’
    • ‘Others give in to some influences, such as friends and peer pressure, but aren't so malleable that they can be forced to do doltish things.’
    • ‘Her brother-in-law, the dashing, doltish Edward, almost brought the house down.’
    stupid, idiotic, moronic, imbecilic, foolish, ignorant, simple, simple-minded, dense, brainless, mindless, dull-witted, dull, slow-witted, witless, half-witted, dunce-like, slow, cretinous, empty-headed, vacuous, vapid
    gullible, naive
    thick, thick as two short planks, dim, dopey, dumb, dozy, birdbrained, pea-brained, pig-ignorant, bovine, slow on the uptake, soft in the head, brain-dead, boneheaded, lamebrained, chuckleheaded, dunderheaded, wooden-headed, fat-headed, muttonheaded
    daft, not the full shilling
    dumb-ass
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Pronunciation:

doltish

/ˈdəʊltɪʃ/