One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘she gazed at me with her large, bovine eyes’
cow-like, cattle-like, calf-like, taurine
2‘his jaw dropped in an expression of bovine amazement’
stupid, slow, dim-witted, dull-witted, ignorant, unintelligent, imperceptive, half-baked, vacuous, mindless, witless, obtuse, doltish, blockish, lumpish, wooden
stolid, phlegmatic, placid, somnolent, sluggish, torpid, lifeless, inert, inanimate
informal thick, thickheaded, thick as two short planks, dumb, dense, dim, dopey, slow on the uptake, dead from the neck up, boneheaded, blockheaded, lamebrained, chuckleheaded, dunderheaded, wooden-headed, muttonheaded, pig-ignorant, birdbrained, pea-brained
British informal dozy, divvy, daft, not the full shilling
Northern English Scottish informal glaikit
North American informal chowderhead, dumb-ass
West Indian informal dotish
1‘the 700-pound bovine bolted back to the herd’
cow, heifer, bull, bullock, calf, ox
North American informal boss, bossy
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