adjective wit·less \ˈwit-ləs\

: very foolish or stupid

: very much : very badly

Full Definition of WITLESS

:  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

  1. He committed a witless blunder.
  2. <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
WITLESS Defined for Kids


adjective wit·less \ˈwit-ləs\

Definition of WITLESS for Kids

:  lacking in wit or intelligence


Next Word in the Dictionary: witlingPrevious Word in the Dictionary: withywindAll Words Near: witless
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears