[ UK /dˈə‍ʊltɪʃ/ ]
  1. heavy and dull and stupid
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How To Use doltish In A Sentence

  • Most of all, I like that she's not just another doltish Tweed chimp. Michele Somerville: When 'Failing' Schools Close and Whiter, Brighter Schools Open
  • He stands there, as he usually does, with his doltish smirk lighting up his face, until he sees someone he knows, at which time he goes over, pokes them a couple of times with an obscene nickname, snickers and runs off to hide in the brush. Think Progress » Ingraham: Americans Are Saying ‘Maybe That Bush Guy Wasn’t Quite As Bad As We Thought’
  • Still, I was sure that the obvious brilliance of his performances, which 'slayed' Randy, and 'killed' Stephen, and made the often plastic Jennifer Lopez into a deeply feeling woman, would overcome the doltish attitudes of young Americans. Gwen Davis: Dr. Strangeidol, or How I Learned to Stop Thinking and Love the Bomb
  • Others give in to some influences, such as friends and peer pressure, but aren't so malleable that they can be forced to do doltish things.
  • Instead, we find a somewhat vulgar, vain and doltish character, who is bad with numbers, could not remember the names of the artists whose multimillion-dollar works hung on his walls, and lied about his age among other things.
  • An A-Team made up of the kind of people who say, "Don't get me started about the education system" -- an A-Team comprised of power-thinkers who have the intellectual "cred" and pedagogical "chops" necessary to take the doltish Tweed chimps to school. Michele Somerville: The NYC DOE Needs an A-Team
  • For whatever reason, he continued in his doltish behaviour. Archive 2009-10-01
  • Finally there's the problem of arrogance, of the almost doltish clumsiness with which the powerful and confident can pursue their goals.
  • Bingham is looking for a ringer and settles on the doltish new assistant at his club, Deeker's Justin. Theater review: 'Fox on the Fairway' at Signature Theatre
  • You are quite wrong to suggest that only the doltish unlettered can possibly believe in them.
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