First result: it brought up the Free Online Dictionary definition of 'bore'. But what you wrote is clearly derived from here. So I put 'dullard' in the site's search function and get the definition of dullard from the site you quoted from. Here it is: Dullard
A person regarded as mentally dull; a dolt.
That's it. Nothing that would help your argument over 'dullard' and whether it looked stupid to say someone's a dullard and
not very smart in the same sentence. In fact, it supports my argument that saying a dullard wasn't very smart would be redundant. So… you scrolled down to the THESAURUS and nicked the entry from there - claiming that it was a dictionary reference. (And you took the second
thesaurus entry at that.) Now Ivan, I'm not surprised that you didn't know the difference between a dictionary and a thesaurus, but in this case the thesaurus even tells you what it's providing: synonyms, related words, and antonyms. Not
definitions, as you claimed. You wrote:
“Here, by virtue of the dictionary, are a few choices, some of which describe you quite well. Definitions 1 through 4
all seem to be a particularly fine fit for you.dullard
- a person who evokes boredom
2) disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
3) gasbag, windbag - a boring person who talks a great deal about uninteresting topics
4) nudnick, nudnik - (Yiddish) someone who is a boring pest
5) platitudinarian - a bore who makes excessive use of platitudes
6) stuffed shirt - a bore who is extremely formal, pompous, and old-fashioned”
Actually, 1 through 4 aren’t definitions at all. 1 is a synonym, the others are nothing more than related words. I was suspicious of your reluctance to cite your source. I expect you’ll claim this is a semantic game, because that’s the only avenue you have left. But the fact is this emphasises again that your phrasing was daft. More importantly, it shows beyond doubt (if there was any left) that you are willing to blatantly lie.
IJ said of Gene: “You have proven yourself to be a person who comports himself without honor on these boards.”
Actually, that would be you, liar.