[ klod-ish ]
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  1. of, relating to, or resembling a clod or boor; doltish; stolid.

Origin of cloddish

First recorded in 1835–45; clod + -ish1

Other words from cloddish

  • clod·dish·ly, adverb
  • clod·dish·ness, noun

Words Nearby cloddish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cloddish in a sentence

  • Raw-boned, angular, cloddish but as strong as a mule, he towered over her in a maddening atmosphere of proprietorship.

    Desert Dust | Edwin L. Sabin
  • Two cloddish-looking contadini stood gazing at him, rapt in awe.

    A Girl Among the Anarchists | Isabel Meredith
  • The historian remarks: "The cloddish, shiftless farmer is perhaps safer in Massachusetts."

  • There is something in a moonlit night at sea that must touch in the most cloddish heart a spring of fancy.

  • It should rather be an expression of his grand unnatural remoteness from the cloddish life.

    Crome Yellow | Aldous Huxley