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1Big, bulky, or crude in form or appearance.‘his blockish architecture is ugly if functional’
- ‘I took out my notebook and observed the opposite coffeeshop, in a blockish script.’
- ‘I didn't particularly like his psychotherapist, who seemed to me rather brusque and blockish, yet he seemed to establish a trusting relationship very quickly.’
- ‘The restaurant is housed in a nondescript small blockish building, which has in the past served as an internet cafe and a shop for plumbing supplies.’
- ‘The deer - a thick, blockish buck with bold antlers - was visible instantly.’
- ‘It may be comprehensive and easy to navigate, but - unusually - the design is a little blockish and dour.’
- ‘The Su Tongpo poetry of the Kusoshi is printed in clear, blockish characters, while the waka verses appear in a mixture of cursive characters and kana syllables.’
2Unintelligent and stupid.
- ‘Those who can not understand this look blockish.’
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