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1‘it wasn't like him to be such a booby’
idiot, fool, stupid person, simpleton, moron, cretin, imbecile, ignoramus, oaf, dunce, dolt, dullard, nincompoop, duffer, jackass
informal dope, chump, clot, clod, nitwit, dimwit, wally, airhead, birdbrain, lamebrain, pea-brain, numbskull, thickhead, fathead, blockhead, bonehead, meathead, dunderhead, chucklehead, knucklehead, pinhead, cloth-head, wooden-head, dipstick, dumb-bell, dumbhead, dumbo, dum-dum, noodle, nerd, ninny, ass, donkey
British informal berk, divvy, nit, numpty, goat, mug, pillock, prat, silly billy, wazzock, muppet
Scottish informal balloon, cuddy, galoot, nyaff
North American informal doofus, goof, goofball, goofus, putz, bozo, lamer, boob, chowderhead, meatball, lummox, dummy, turkey, clunk, ding-a-ling, dip, palooka, poop
Australian NZ informal galah, drongo, alec, alick, dingbat, nong
vulgar slang arsehole, dick, dildo, fuckwit
British vulgar slang arse, knobhead
North American vulgar slang asshat
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