dunce definition

  • noun:
    • A stupid individual; a dolt.
    • One backward in-book understanding; a young child or other individual dull or weak in intellect; a dullard; a dolt.
    • One backward in book discovering; a child or other individual lifeless or weak in intellect; a dullard; a dolt.
    • [capitalized] A disciple or follower of John Duns Scotus (see etymology); a Dunce-man; a Scotist.
    • Hence A caviling, sophistical person; a senseless caviler.
    • A dull-witted, stupid person; a dolt; an ignoramus.
    • a stupid individual; these words are accustomed to show a decreased opinion of someone's cleverness
    • A stupid individual; a dolt.
    • One backward in book learning; a kid or any other individual lifeless or weak in intellect; a dullard; a dolt.
    • One backward in book discovering; a young child or other individual lifeless or weak in intellect; a dullard; a dolt.
    • [capitalized] A disciple or follower of John Duns Scotus (see etymology); a Dunce-man; a Scotist.
    • Hence A caviling, sophistical individual; a senseless caviler.
    • A dull-witted, stupid person; a dolt; an ignoramus.
    • a stupid individual; these words are accustomed to show a minimal viewpoint of someone's intelligence

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