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 for dullard
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dullard \Dull"ard\, n. [Dull + -ard.]
     A stupid person; a dunce. --Shak. -- a. Stupid. --Bp. Hall.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a person who is not very bright; "The economy, stupid!"
           [syn: stupid, stupid person, stupe, dullard,
           dolt, pudding head, pudden-head, poor fish,
      2: a person who evokes boredom [syn: bore, dullard]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  34 Moby Thesaurus words for "dullard":
     Boeotian, block, clod, dimwit, dolt, donkey, dope, dullhead,
     dumb cluck, dumbbell, dummkopf, dummy, dunce, gowk, idiot,
     ignoramus, jobbernowl, lackwit, lamebrain, lightweight, looby,
     loon, moron, niais, nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nitwit, noddy,
     put, simpleton, stupid, thickwit, witling

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  DULLARD, n.  A member of the reigning dynasty in letters and life. 
  The Dullards came in with Adam, and being both numerous and sturdy
  have overrun the habitable world.  The secret of their power is their
  insensibility to blows; tickle them with a bludgeon and they laugh
  with a platitude.  The Dullards came originally from Boeotia, whence
  they were driven by stress of starvation, their dullness having
  blighted the crops.  For some centuries they infested Philistia, and
  many of them are called Philistines to this day.  In the turbulent
  times of the Crusades they withdrew thence and gradually overspread
  all Europe, occupying most of the high places in politics, art,
  literature, science and theology.  Since a detachment of Dullards came
  over with the Pilgrims in the _Mayflower_ and made a favorable report
  of the country, their increase by birth, immigration, and conversion
  has been rapid and steady.  According to the most trustworthy
  statistics the number of adult Dullards in the United States is but
  little short of thirty millions, including the statisticians.  The
  intellectual centre of the race is somewhere about Peoria, Illinois,
  but the New England Dullard is the most shockingly moral.

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