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knuckleheaded

slang Stupid, foolish, or idiotic. I'd be much more excited about the camping trip if my sister's knuckleheaded boyfriend weren't coming with us. A: "Hey, boss? I think I put this thing in the wrong way." B: "Oh, of all the knuckleheaded things to do. The whole machine is jammed now!"
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We witnessed civil-liberties violations, knuckleheaded jingoism, attacks on internal enemies (and not just Arab Americans), and the almost systematic suspension of sound judgment by experts and mandarins, who sought monsters to slay.
Such a knuckleheaded lack of sympathy virtually assures that the traffickers will walk flee, because the odds of getting a conviction are microscopically small after the star witnesses are deported or treated so callously that they will confide to nobody in uniform.
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Brazen, vicious, coldly destructive, or tragic-comically knuckleheaded. The plot sickens for the Hall of Shame's moral invertebrates.
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The woods are like a campus bar Thanksgiving week--lots of attractive does roaming around, and knuckleheaded bucks being ignored by them.
His great journalism in Esquire; his incredible gift of metaphor; his sure handedness when it came to writing about taboos, superstitions, and excrement; his knuckleheaded foray into the brave new world of women's lib.
The popular end gave us Les Dennis as a Luther Billis full of wisecracking humour and cuddly appeal, and a Nellie Forbush from EastEnders star Kim Medcalf who was ideal, dreamy and knuckleheaded, a fabulous mover.
While it's tempting to see a link between knuckleheaded ignorance like creationism and the general dumbing-down of American society, history doesn't teach us that the world laughs at America in pity and contempt for long at a stretch.
Fred is weighing on my mind because of a story that has received very little publicity here: In early December, some knuckleheaded police at Paris's Charles de Gaulle Airport planted a packet of plastic explosives in an innocent passenger's suitcase, "chosen at random." It was part of a training exercise for an equally knuckleheaded bomb-sniffing dog.