(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. numbskull, dolt, Dummkopf, meathead (sl.), bone-head (sl.). See ignorance.
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. simpleton, jackass, nitwit; see fool 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
dolt, idiot, *blockhead. seemoron
(Roget's Thesaurus II) also numbskull noun A mentally dull person: blockhead, chump1, clod, dolt, dullard, dummkopf, dummy, dunce, thickhead. Slang: dimwit, dumbbell, dumbo. Stability.

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  • Numskull — Num skull , n. [Numb + skull.] A dunce; a dolt; a stupid fellow. [Also spelled {numbskull}.] [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] They have talked like numskulls. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Numskull — (nacido como Garrick Husbands en 1974 en Oakland, California), es un rapero y miembro del dúo The Luniz junto con Yukmouth. Ha aparecido recientemente en la Yahoo Pepsi Pass The Mic representando a la Bay Área. Categorías: Nacidos en 1974Maestros …   Wikipedia Español

  • numskull — [n] idiot blockhead, bonehead*, buffoon, cretin, dimwit, dolt, dork, dumbbell, dummy, dunce, fathead*, fool, halfwit, ignoramus, imbecile, jerk, moron, nincompoop, ninny*, nitwit, pinhead*, simpleton, stupid person; concept 412 …   New thesaurus

  • numskull — [num′skul΄] n. [ NUM(B) + SKULL] 1. a stupid person; dolt; dunce 2. Archaic the head of such a person …   English World dictionary

  • Numskull — Infobox musical artist Name = Numskull Img capt = Img size = Background = solo singer Birth name = Garrick Demond Husbands Alias = Sir Drank A Lot Born = January 31, 1974 Fact|date=June 2008 Origin = Oakland, California Instrument = Genre =… …   Wikipedia

  • numskull —    The earlier form of this term was ‘numbskull’, which shows the thought behind it, a person whose skull, or head, is numb.    ‘You numbskulls’ occurs as a vocative in Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer. Tom Sawyer is called ‘you numskull’ by his …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • numskull — noun a) A dunce, mentally dull or stupid person. That numskull will never learn how to compose a letter. b) A label for a person who refuses to learn or grow mentally …   Wiktionary

  • numskull — or numbskull noun Etymology: numb + skull Date: 1717 1. a thick or muddled head 2. a dull or stupid person ; dunce …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • numskull — /num skul /, n. a dull witted or stupid person; dolt. Also, numbskull. [1710 20; NUM(B) + SKULL] * * * …   Universalium

  • numskull — Synonyms and related words: addlebrain, addlehead, addlepate, beefhead, blockhead, blubberhead, blunderhead, bonehead, bufflehead, cabbagehead, chowderhead, chucklehead, clodhead, clodpate, clodpoll, dolthead, dullhead, dumbhead, dunderhead,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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