nit·​wit·​tery ˈnit-ˌwi-tə-rē How to pronounce nitwittery (audio)
: the foolish actions or behavior characteristic of a nitwit
Please spare us from the nitwittery of our leaders and the hypocritical bullying of our fellow citizens.Neil Steinberg
Then, to solidify her tragic taste in suitors, she went and kept Jeff around for another week … . Seriously, honey, we expect a certain level of nitwittery on shows like this, but you're taking us to a whole new level.Damian Holbrook

Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nitwittery was in 1931

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“Nitwittery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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