dull-witted

adjective
dull-wit·​ted | \ ˈdəl-ˈwi-təd How to pronounce dull-witted (audio) \

Definition of dull-witted

: mentally slow : dim-witted He tried to teach her how to pronounce his last name with a French twirl, and when her tongue could not master it he accused her of being dull-witted.— James A. Michener Theirs was the perennial problem of quick-witted subjects under the governance of dull-witted administrators.— Declan Kiberd

Other Words from dull-witted

dull-wittedly adverb
staring dull-wittedly out the window
dull-wittedness noun
Most people agree that life is better than death. Health is better than sickness. … Knowledge is better than ignorance. Intelligence is better than dull-wittedness. Happiness is better than misery. — Marian L. Tupy

First Known Use of dull-witted

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Dull-witted.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dull-witted. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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