slow-wit·​ted ˈslō-ˈwi-təd How to pronounce slow-witted (audio)
: mentally slow : dull

Examples of slow-witted in a Sentence

all but the most slow-witted readers will have solved the mystery long before they reach the book's final chapter
Recent Examples on the Web Conservative media has since helped amplify the idea that Biden is a slow-witted geezer. Clare Malone, The New Yorker, 25 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1548, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of slow-witted was in 1548

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“Slow-witted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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