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clod +‎ -ish


cloddish (comparative more cloddish, superlative most cloddish)

  1. Like a clod, a person who is foolish, stupid or parochial.
    He was a cloddish man, like he'd just fallen off the turnip wagon and hadn't quite woken up yet from his long trip from the country.
  2. Of or pertaining to lumpy soil.
    • 1980-1994, John Kinsella, ”Night Seeding & Notions of Property”[1], poem, last five lines:
      Night-seeding, the tractor's floodlights
      are blood-red & ovarian -
      nurturing the cloddish soil, & always
      the farmer working the wheel, hands
      gnarled & frostbitten & large.