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blockish

[blok-ish]
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adjective
  1. like a block; dull; stupid.

Origin of blockish

First recorded in 1540–50; block + -ish1
Related formsblock·ish·ly, adverbblock·ish·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for blockish

Historical Examples

  • Death only can restore vs both life and light: and we thinke (so blockish we are) that she comes to robbe vs of them.

    A Discourse of Life and Death, by Mornay; and Antonius by Garnier

    Philippe de Mornay

  • Or rather, for the blockish god never pretended anything—it was the man's own doing—Alas for the Mammon-worshipper!

  • He would do what he can to weaken even natural reason, that men may be blockish and incapable of good.


British Dictionary definitions for blockish

blockish

adjective
  1. lacking vivacity or imagination; stupid
Derived Formsblockishly, adverbblockishness, noun
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