What is the opposite of clever?

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Opposite of quick to understand or learn
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“The village idiot was affectionately considered to be a rather stupid fellow.”
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Opposite of cunningly resourceful
“He concocted an ill-advised financial scheme which resulted in investors losing their life savings.”
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Opposite of wise in personal, professional or business dealings
“He was an incapable businessman prone to making bad decisions.”
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Opposite of amusingly ingenious
“His corny retorts to the insults leveled at him only served to aggravate the situation.”
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Opposite of built or designed with a high level of creativity or knowledge
“The entrepreneur presented his vision of a product that was highly unimaginative, drawing scorn from the would-be investors.”
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Opposite of skilled at doing or achieving something
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“The amateur performer was very ungainly at juggling bowling pins.”
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Opposite of showing clever resourcefulness in practical matters, sometimes with guile
“He beat me down on the price. He got a bargain from a naive schoolboy and I still resent him now for that.”
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Opposite of using one's wits to solve a problem
“He was helpless and could not figure out how to get himself out of the mess he was in.”
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Opposite of having or involving a great deal of knowledge or skill in a particular area
“In inexpert hands, inappropriate investigation often takes precedence.”
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Opposite of profound in awareness or understanding
“Owen only ever engaged in superficial thoughts and ideas that were shaped by the mainstream.”
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Opposite of having or showing creativity or inventiveness
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Opposite of direct and forceful
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Opposite of having the characteristics of an epigram
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Opposite of thinking about or planning the future with imagination or wisdom
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Opposite of having a flippant demeanor that is not appreciated under the circumstances
“Please refrain from making any cute comments while we attempt to have a serious discussion about this matter.”
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Opposite of alert and vigilant
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Opposite of carefully planned
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Opposite of fond of or characterized by joking
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Opposite of neat and trim in dress and appearance
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