nitwittery

noun
nit·​wit·​tery | \ ˈnit-ˌwi-tə-rē How to pronounce nitwittery (audio) \

Definition of nitwittery

: 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

First Known Use of nitwittery

1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Nitwittery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nitwittery. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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