What is the opposite of smart?

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Adjective
Opposite of possessing intelligence and quickness of mind
“I must admit I doubted you would ever be successful because I always thought you were a foolish kid.”
Adjective
Opposite of dressed in a stylish or presentable manner
“Please make sure you get a good suit so you won't look disheveled for your sister's wedding.”
Adjective
(of clothes) Opposite of fashionable or stylish
“Those bell-bottom pants you are wearing were considered unfashionable a long time ago.”
Adjective
(of dwellings, establishments or events) Opposite of fashionably or stylishly decorated
“We visited the restaurant where we had our first date many years ago and found that it was now old and run-down.”
Adjective
Opposite of bitingly or humorously intelligent in nature
“He had the wit of a dead fish and constantly delivered retorts that were banal and clichéd.”
Adjective
Opposite of showing sound judgment
“He is now doing it tough because of the imprudent decisions he made during his youth.”
Adjective
Opposite of quick or brisk
“This cab is running at such a slow speed that we are going to be late for our appointment.”
Adjective
(rare) Opposite of forceful in nature
“I received a gentle smack to my face after falling face-first into my pillow.”
Adjective
(rare) Opposite of having a refined knowledge of the world
“The young boys were unworldly and wide-eyed, having never seen the world outside of their little town.”
Adjective
Opposite of using of up-to-date techniques, ideas, styles or equipment
“He detested having to use any out of date smartphones.”
Adjective
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.”
Adjective
Opposite of clean and tidy in appearance or character
“He arrives at our untidy, chaotic office and literally turns his nose up in distaste at the mess.”
Adjective
Opposite of showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect
Adjective
Opposite of showing cleverness or ingenuity
“I am too stiffened by work, unskilled in travel, too unadaptable to begin again elsewhere.”
Adjective
Opposite of treating serious issues with inappropriate humor
“I was being sincere when I accepted your challenge to a boxing match.”
Adjective
Opposite of groomed, smart or neat in appearance or dress
Adjective
Opposite of marked by wealth or quality
Adjective
Opposite of deft, dexterous, or skillful, especially with one's hands
Adjective
Opposite of intelligent and well educated
“To some, Leonardo was an uneducated man, because of his imperfect command of Latin and his lack of university training in disciplines like medicine, physics, and mechanics.”
Adjective
Opposite of of or appropriate to high or respectable society
Adjective
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.”
Verb
Opposite of to feel physical pain, usually a sharp or stinging sensation
“Nigella would run her burning hand through cold water to soothe the stinging pain.”
Verb
Opposite of to feel emotionally upset
“Donald would get over Barry's condescending comments after his momentous victory.”
Noun
Opposite of a sharp and quick pain or sting
“The comfort you will get from this body balm should last for a few hours.”
Noun
Opposite of sensitivity to physical pain, or the state of being painful
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