witless

adjective
wit·​less | \ ˈwit-ləs How to pronounce witless (audio) \

Definition of witless

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

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Other Words from witless

witlessly adverb
witlessness noun

Examples of witless in a Sentence

He committed a witless blunder. a dog so witless that it is barely trainable

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And those who are too witless to understand, or pretend witlessness so as to herd others for partisan reasons, do no service to their nation. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: A.G. Bill Barr must find true reasons for Trump/Russia probe," 27 June 2019 And those who are too witless to understand, or pretend witlessness so as to herd others for partisan reasons, do no service to their nation. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: A.G. Bill Barr must find true reasons for Trump/Russia probe," 27 June 2019 And those who are too witless to understand, or pretend witlessness so as to herd others for partisan reasons, do no service to their nation. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: A.G. Bill Barr must find true reasons for Trump/Russia probe," 27 June 2019 And those who are too witless to understand, or pretend witlessness so as to herd others for partisan reasons, do no service to their nation. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: A.G. Bill Barr must find true reasons for Trump/Russia probe," 27 June 2019 And those who are too witless to understand, or pretend witlessness so as to herd others for partisan reasons, do no service to their nation. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: A.G. Bill Barr must find true reasons for Trump/Russia probe," 27 June 2019 And those who are too witless to understand, or pretend witlessness so as to herd others for partisan reasons, do no service to their nation. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: A.G. Bill Barr must find true reasons for Trump/Russia probe," 27 June 2019 And those who are too witless to understand, or pretend witlessness so as to herd others for partisan reasons, do no service to their nation. John Kass, Twin Cities, "John Kass: A.G. Bill Barr must find true reasons for Trump/Russia probe," 27 June 2019 And those who are too witless to understand, or pretend witlessness so as to herd others for partisan reasons, do no service to their nation. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "Column: AG Bill Barr must find true reasons for Trump/Russia probe," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of witless

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of witless was before the 12th century

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witless

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of witless

: very foolish or stupid
informal : very much : very badly

witless

adjective
wit·​less | \ ˈwit-ləs How to pronounce witless (audio) \

Kids Definition of witless

: lacking in wit or intelligence

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