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Definition of Dunce


  1. One backward in book learning; a child or other person dull or weak in intellect; a dullard; a dolt.

Dunce Quotations

Nothing can confound a wise man more than laughter from a dunce.
Lord Byron

The political arena leaves one no alternative, one must either be a dunce or a rogue.
Emma Goldman

We want to believe that we're invulnerable, and that people who get tricked deserve it. Well, they don't. And someday the arrogant types who mock the gullible are likely to get their turn to wear the dunce cap.
Walter Kirn

How much a dunce that has been sent to roam, excels a dunce that has been kept at home.
William Cowper

A wit with dunces, and a dunce with wits.
Alexander Pope
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Dunce Translations

dunce in Swedish is dumbom, dumhuvud
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