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duncely

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From dunce +‎ -ly (adjectival suffix).

AdjectiveEdit

duncely (comparative more duncely, superlative most duncely)

  1. Like, characteristic of, or pertaining to a dunce or dunces; duncelike.
    • 2002, Paul Baines, Alexander Pope - Page 141:
      More widely, Pope caricatures in these chaotic manoeuvres aspects of duncely writing which contravene the rules of nature: [...]

Etymology 2Edit

From dunce +‎ -ly (adverbial suffix).

AdverbEdit

duncely (comparative more duncely, superlative most duncely)

  1. In the manner of a dunce; as a dunce; in the way of scholastic philosophy.