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1‘the MP was caricatured as a dupe and a dullard’
idiot, fool, stupid person, simpleton, ignoramus, oaf, dunce, dolt, moron, cretin, imbecile
informal duffer, nincompoop, booby, dope, chump, nitwit, dimwit, airhead, birdbrain, lamebrain, pea-brain, numbskull, thickhead, fathead, blockhead, bonehead, dunderhead, meathead, muttonhead, wooden-head, dipstick, dumb-bell, noodle, dumbo, dum-dum, ass, donkey, jerk
British informal wally, berk, divvy, nit, mug, pillock, prat, wazzock, silly billy
North American informal doofus, goof, goofball, putz, bozo, boob, lamer, lummox, dummy, turkey
Australian NZ informal galah, dingbat, drongo
British vulgar slang knobhead
North American vulgar slang asshat
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