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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [blok-ish]
    • /ˈblɒk ɪʃ/
    • /ˈblɒkɪʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [blok-ish]
    • /ˈblɒk ɪʃ/

Definitions of blockish word

  • adjective blockish lacking vivacity or imagination; stupid 3
  • adjective blockish like a block; stupid; dull 3
  • adjective blockish like a block; dull; stupid. 1
  • adjective blockish Like a block in shape or nature; coming across as a block. 0
  • adjective blockish Lacking understanding; stupid; obtuse; dull. 0
  • adjective blockish Rude; clumsy; rough. 0

Information block about the term

Origin of blockish

First appearance:

before 1540
One of the 30% oldest English words
First recorded in 1540-50; block + -ish1

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Parts of speech for Blockish


blockish popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for blockish

adj blockish

  • chunky — A chunky person is broad and heavy.
  • compact — Compact things are small or take up very little space. You use this word when you think this is a good quality.
  • heavyset — having a large body build.
  • solid — having three dimensions (length, breadth, and thickness), as a geometrical body or figure.
  • squat — to sit in a low or crouching position with the legs drawn up closely beneath or in front of the body; sit on one's haunches or heels.

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