witless

adjective wit·less \ ˈwit-ləs \
Updated on: 8 Apr 2018

Definition of witless

1 : destitute of wit or understanding : foolish
2 : mentally deranged : crazy
  • drive one witless with anxiety
  • —William Styron

witlessly

adverb

witlessness

noun

Examples of witless in a Sentence

  1. He committed a witless blunder.

  2. a dog so witless that it is barely trainable

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First Known Use of witless

before 12th century


WITLESS Defined for English Language Learners

witless

Definition of witless for English Language Learners

  • : very foolish or stupid

  • : very much : very badly


WITLESS Defined for Kids

witless

adjective wit·less \ ˈwit-ləs \

Definition of witless for Students

: lacking in wit or intelligence


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