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stockish

[stok-ish]
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adjective
  1. like a block of wood; stupid.
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Origin of stockish

First recorded in 1590–1600; stock + -ish1
Related formsstock·ish·ly, adverbstock·ish·ness, noun
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Historical Examples

  • My cousin said he prayed that her prophecy might come true, but I remained hard and stockish.

    More Pages from a Journal

    Mark Rutherford

  • Nought so stockish, hard, and full of rage, / But music for the time doth change its nature.

  • The pilgrim is throughout a pale and stockish figure; but the devil covers a multitude of defects.

    Lay Morals

    Robert Louis Stevenson


British Dictionary definitions for stockish

stockish

adjective
  1. stupid or dull
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Derived Formsstockishly, adverbstockishness, noun
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