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[duhl-wit-id] /ˈdʌlˈwɪt ɪd/
mentally slow; stupid.
Origin of dull-witted
1350-1400; Middle English
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dull-wittedness, noun Unabridged
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  • Even old lady Ozhgin—that dull-witted being—began to shun me, and at times did not know from which side to approach me.

  • His dull-witted companion had evidently walked them both into the trap!

  • But strong within this lovely girl was pride of race and a faint contempt for these comparatively frail and dull-witted people.

    The Return of Tharn Howard Carleton Browne
  • But don't you see what it means, you—you dull-witted animal?

    The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
  • To depose the dull-witted half-breed and obtain entire leadership would then be a comparatively simple matter.

    Menotah Ernest G. Henham
  • But, surely, even the dull-witted Microby must know that the incident had been forgotten.

    The Gold Girl James B. Hendryx
  • It is possible to be at once simple and shrewd, just as it is possible to be both rus and dull-witted.

    That Unfortunate Marriage, Vol. 1(of 3) Frances Eleanor Trollope
  • You regard me as too dull-witted to have found it out, do you?

    The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly Charles James Lever
  • He is a dull-witted fellow, and has little strategy or suspicion.

    Watched by Wild Animals Enos A. Mills

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