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Someone who is unintelligent, stupid or silly - thesaurus

Synonyms

fool

noun

someone who does not behave in an intelligent or sensible way

buffoon

noun

someone who behaves in a stupid and annoying way

clown

noun

someone who is silly, stupid, or annoying

idiot

noun

informal someone who behaves in an extremely stupid way

maniac

noun

informal someone who behaves in a stupid and dangerous way

dope

noun

informal a stupid person

airhead

noun

informal a silly or stupid person

joker

noun

informal someone who does something that you think is stupid

lump

noun

informal someone who is lazy or stupid

child

noun

an adult who behaves in ways that are not reasonable or sensible

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a blithering idiot

someone who has done something very stupid

ass

noun

old-fashioned a stupid or annoying person

berk

noun

Britishinformal old-fashioned a stupid person

bimbo

noun

informal an insulting word for an attractive but not very intelligent young woman

blockhead

noun

informal a stupid person

booby

noun

informal old-fashioned a stupid person

boxhead

noun

informal a stupid person

bozo

noun

informal a stupid person

burk

another spelling of berk

charlie

noun

Britishinformal old-fashioned a stupid person

chump

noun

informal old-fashioned a stupid person who is easily tricked

clod

noun

informal a stupid person

clot

noun

Britishinformal old-fashioned a stupid person

cluck

noun

mainly Americaninformal someone who is silly or stupid

dolly bird

noun

Britishinformal old-fashioned a woman who is considered attractive and fashionable but not very clever

dolt

noun

old-fashioned a stupid person

donkey

noun

informal a stupid person

doofus

noun

mainly Americaninformal a stupid person

drongo

noun

Australianinformal someone who is boring and stupid

duffer

noun

informal someone who is stupid or who does something very badly

dullard

noun

old-fashioned someone who is not intelligent

dumbbell

noun

Americaninformal a stupid person

dumbo

noun

informal an insulting word for someone you think is stupid

dummy

noun

informal someone who is not very intelligent or who does not have much imagination

dunce

noun

old-fashionedhumorous a stupid person

dunderhead

noun

informal a stupid person

eejit

noun

Irishspoken someone who is silly or annoying

fathead

noun

informal someone who is stupid

git

noun

Britishvery informal an insulting word for a stupid or annoying person

goof

noun

mainly Americaninformal a silly or stupid person

goofball

noun

mainly Americaninformal a silly or stupid person

goon

noun

informal a stupid person who is always breaking things

goose

noun

informal old-fashioned a silly person

halfwit

noun

informal someone who is stupid or who has done something stupid

ignoramus

noun

old-fashioned someone who does not know very much

knucklehead

noun

informal a stupid person

lamebrain

noun

mainly Americaninformal a stupid person

lemon

noun

Britishinformal someone who is stupid or not effective

lummox

noun

informal someone who is big and stupid

meatball

noun

mainly Americaninformal an annoying and stupid person

moo

noun

Britishinformal old-fashioned a silly or annoying woman

moron

noun

informal an insulting word for someone who behaves in a stupid way

muppet

noun

Britishinformal an insulting word for someone who behaves in a stupid way

mutt

noun

informalBritish someone who is silly or stupid

Neanderthal

noun

impolite someone who is big and stupid, and thinks physical strength is more important than culture or intelligence

nelly

noun

Britishinformal a silly person

ninny

noun

informal old-fashioned a stupid person

nit

noun

Britishinformal a stupid person

nitwit

noun

informal a stupid person

numbskull

noun

informal someone who does stupid things

numpty

noun

Britishinformal an insulting word for a person who is stupid or who does something badly

plodder

noun

informal someone who works hard at a slow steady rate but is not very intelligent and does not have any good ideas of their own

plonker

noun

Britishvery informal a stupid person, especially a man

prat

noun

Britishinformal a stupid person

scatterbrain

noun

informal someone who does not think in an organized way and often forgets or loses things

schlemiel

noun

Americaninformal someone who is not very intelligent or lucky and who makes a lot of mistakes

schmo

noun

Americaninformal someone who is boring or stupid

schmuck

noun

mainly Americaninformal someone who is stupid

simpleton

noun

old-fashioned someone who is not very intelligent and knows little about the world

thicko

noun

Britishinformal someone who is very stupid

tit

noun

Britishimpolite a stupid person

tragic

noun

Australianinformal humorous someone whose interest in a particular sport or activity is so strong that other people find it strange or silly

turkey

noun

Americaninformal a person that you think is silly or stupid

twerp

noun

informal a stupid person

twit

noun

informal a stupid or silly person

wally

noun

Britishinformal a silly person

weed

noun

Britishinformal someone who is thin and weak

yokel

noun

impolite someone who is not very intelligent or who does not know a lot about the world, usually because they come from a small town or village

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