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- 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: [...]
- In the manner of a dunce; as a dunce; in the way of scholastic philosophy.