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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

I'm not eager to jump into marriage again. I'm in the corner right now, wearing my dunce cap. That area is obviously a nightmare.
Lisa Marie Presley

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

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

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
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Dunce Translations

dunce in Swedish is dumbom, dumhuvud
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