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  1. like a block; dull; stupid.
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Origin of blockish

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

chunky, compact, heavyset, solid, squat, stubby, stumpy, thick, thickset, blockish, boxlike, boxy, brainless, dense, dimwitted, dumb, empty-headed, half-witted, oafish, obtuse

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Historical Examples of blockish

  • 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


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