witless

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adjective wit·less \ˈwit-ləs\

Definition of witless

  1. 1 :  destitute of wit or understanding :  foolish

  2. 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

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of witless

before 12th century


WITLESS Defined for English Language Learners

witless

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adjective wit·less \ˈwit-ləs\

Definition of witless for English Language Learners

  • : very foolish or stupid

  • : very much : very badly


WITLESS Defined for Kids

witless

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adjective wit·less \ˈwit-ləs\

Definition of witless for Students

  1. :  lacking in wit or intelligence



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