from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Stupidity; doltishness.


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  • With each petty theft, incompetence, and brazen act of dullardism, his anger rises.

    Outrages 2008

  • Incompetence, bungling, dullardism, and daft accounting are acceptable to the activists who administer taxspending, so they should be acceptable to taxpayers, too.

    Archive 2007-07-01 2007

  • When taxpayers complain about incompetence, bungling, dullardism, and daft accounting, remind them of why they fork over 55 percent of their income ... to alleviate guilt.

    Archive 2007-07-01 2007

  • In order to respect the ennoblement of incompetence and inefficiency by our multi-cultural elite (state dullardism), entries for The Worlds Five Greatest Statists have been extended.

    Archive 2007-09-01 2007

  • "But," objected young Bansted Downs, "under your system, dullardism paying so well, everybody would want to cater for the public, and there wouldn't be any audience -- any public."

    The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 30, June 1893 An Illustrated Monthly Various 1880


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  • “Oh, mirror,” he asked, “Dost thou wist

    If better than I could exist?”

    The dun-colored prism

    Of his dullardism

    Showed only his face in the mist.

    September 12, 2018