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dimwit

(ˈdɪmwɪt)
n. an oaf; a dullard. (Also a rude term of address.) Oh, Dave, you can be such a dimwit!
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Miner, who ignores that according to recent scholarship the Scienza nuova was considered heretical by the Holy Office and escaped condemnation only because Vico was judged a dimwit, bases his conclusions on literal interpretations of Vichian texts without taking into account the ecclesiastic censorship that stunted Italian culture and obliged writers to hide their real thoughts (see Church, Censorship and Culture in Early Modern Italy, ed.
Marion Street Press has launched a contest to identify new dimwitticisms (infantile phrases, inescapable pairs, overworked words, popular prescriptions, torpid terms, withered words) for the next edition of Robert Hartwell Fiske's Dimwit Dictionary (2005).
Maybe he was a dimwit about domestic governance and a sworn foe of birds and trees, but, the pundits insisted, he had crushed the "evildoers" with remarkable speed and aplomb.
The Cardiff-born athlete has won almost everything possible, yet even on routine occasions the glint in his eye still puts you in mind of the optical apparatus of a peckish tiger shark spotting a dimwit swimmer skipping blithely seawards past "Beware of Sharks" signs.
He caricatures Bush as a dimwit in skits that sometimes don't stick to the news.
It only testifies to the fact that journalism is now little more than the purveying of titillation to the dimwit viewer or reader.
ACTOR Roger Lloyd-Pack, known to millions as amiable dimwit Trigger in Only Fools And Horses, has died at home aged 69.
And dimwit Adam finds himself an unwitting accomplice to yet another crime tonight when they're both involved in a hit and run.
And dimwit Adam, pictured right, finds himself an unwitting accomplice to yet another crime tonight when they're both involved in a hit and run.
MacIntosh, 39 - dimwit Keith in The Office - plays a hen-pecked hubby called Brian who cannot satisfy his wife Dorothy.
I TRUST that the parents of dimwit girls - low-achievers all - who trill they want to be famous, will draw their daughters' short attention span to the story of the troubled Kerry Katona, the Iceland advert bint.
Don't get me started on hypocritical televangelists who have bilked the elderly, the denial of evolution that amazingly exists now and the thought that some white-bearded old man somewhere in this universe has any influence on any of us including that dimwit in the White House.
Stealing a marked police car from outside a station is thick enough, but the dimwit compounded his idiocy by then crashing it into a tree.
Stallone said he was frustrated by being stereotyped as a bit of a dimwit.