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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dullard  \Dull"ard\,  n.  [Dull  +  -ard.] 
  A  stupid  person;  a  dunce.  --Shak.  --  a.  Stupid.  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dullard 
  n  1:  a  person  who  is  not  very  bright:  "The  economy,  stupid!" 
  [syn:  {stupid},  {stupid  person},  {dolt},  {pudding  head}, 
  {pudden-head},  {poor  fish}] 
  2:  a  person  who  evokes  boredom  [syn:  {bore}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DULLARD,  n.  A  member  of  the  reigning  dynasty  in  letters  and  life. 
  The  Dullards  came  in  with  Adam,  and  being  both  numerous  and  sturdy 
  have  overrun  the  habitable  world.  The  secret  of  their  power  is  their 
  insensibility  to  blows;  tickle  them  with  a  bludgeon  and  they  laugh 
  with  a  platitude.  The  Dullards  came  originally  from  Boeotia,  whence 
  they  were  driven  by  stress  of  starvation,  their  dullness  having 
  blighted  the  crops.  For  some  centuries  they  infested  Philistia,  and 
  many  of  them  are  called  Philistines  to  this  day  In  the  turbulent 
  times  of  the  Crusades  they  withdrew  thence  and  gradually  overspread 
  all  Europe,  occupying  most  of  the  high  places  in  politics,  art, 
  literature,  science  and  theology.  Since  a  detachment  of  Dullards  came 
  over  with  the  Pilgrims  in  the  _Mayflower_  and  made  a  favorable  report 
  of  the  country,  their  increase  by  birth,  immigration,  and  conversion 
  has  been  rapid  and  steady.  According  to  the  most  trustworthy 
  statistics  the  number  of  adult  Dullards  in  the  United  States  is  but 
  little  short  of  thirty  millions,  including  the  statisticians.  The 
  intellectual  centre  of  the  race  is  somewhere  about  Peoria,  Illinois, 
  but  the  New  England  Dullard  is  the  most  shockingly  moral. 
 
 




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