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Definition of Dunce
Dunce Dunce, n. [From Joannes Duns Scotus, a schoolman called
the Subtle Doctor, who died in 1308. Originally in the phrase
``a Duns man'. See Note below.]
One backward in book learning; a child or other person dull
or weak in intellect; a dullard; a dolt.
I never knew this town without dunces of figure.
Note: The schoolmen were often called, after their great
leader Duns Scotus, Dunsmen or Duncemen. In the revival
of learning they were violently opposed to classical
studies; hence, the name of Dunce was applied with
scorn and contempt to an opposer of learning, or to one
slow at learning, a dullard.
Meaning of Dunce from wikipedia
- A dunce
is a person considered incapable
of learning. Dunces
are often comedically shown wearing paper
cone hats, known
caps with the word "dunce"...
- A Confederacy
is a picaresque novel
by American novelist
John Kennedy Toole which reached publication
in 1980, eleven years after
- In topology, the dunce
hat is a compact topological space formed
a solid triangle
all three sides
together, with the orientation...
- Safety Dunce
is an instrumental metal
and hard rock solo album released
by guitarist Jason
Hook in 2007. The album title
is an obvious
play on words
- Conocybe lactea
or Conocybe albipes
and is colloquially known
as the white dunce
cap . Another common
synonym, Bolbitius albipes
G.H. Otth 1871, places
- "always loved acting
but when I started
at drama school
I was like the dunce
of the cl****. It just wasn't coming right
to me. Everyone
was cooler, everyone...
- been in talks
for the lead in an adaptation
of the novel
even expressed interest
Atuk in an adaptation
- whom answered
correctly), and correct guesses
are now worth
$200. Also, a Dunce
Cap is in play in Round
Two; Once the question
is posed, an in-studio contestant...
- 1530s or 1540s. Calais remained
in English hands until
1558. The word "dunce
from Duns Scotus' name. This wheel
simple, as it did...
- the film adaptation
of the Pulitzer
Prize-winning book A Confederacy
by John Kennedy
Toole. The film was to star John Belushi
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