: destitute of wit or understanding : foolish
: mentally deranged : crazy <drive one witless with anxiety — William Styron>
— wit·less·ly adverb
— wit·less·ness noun
Examples of WITLESS
- He committed a witless blunder.
- <a dog so witless that it is barely trainable>
First Known Use of WITLESS
before 12th century
Related to WITLESS
- airheaded, birdbrained, bonehead, boneheaded, brain-dead, brainless, bubbleheaded, chuckleheaded, dense, dim, dim-witted, doltish, dopey (also dopy), dorky [slang], dull, dumb, dunderheaded, empty-headed, fatuous, gormless [chiefly British], half-witted, knuckleheaded, lamebrain (or lamebrained), lunkheaded, mindless, oafish, obtuse, opaque, pinheaded, senseless, simple, slow, slow-witted, soft, softheaded, thick, thickheaded, thick-witted, unintelligent, unsmart, vacuous, weak-minded, stupid
- apt, brainy, bright, brilliant, clever, fast, hyperintelligent, intelligent, keen, nimble, quick, quick-witted, sharp, sharp-witted, smart, supersmart, ultrasmart
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