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witless

[wit-lis] /ˈwɪt lɪs/
adjective
1.
lacking wit or intelligence; stupid; foolish.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English; Old English witlēas. See wit1, -less
Related forms
witlessly, adverb
witlessness, noun
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Examples from the web for witless
  • As it did nearly three decades ago, the graphic horror film is again scaring millions of people witless.
  • The ad is pretty tough, and the pun on the general's name is pretty witless.
  • Don't start it unless you're prepared to be scared witless.
  • And the witless pair blazed out the signal-fires on high.
  • The problem with comedies as witless as this is that the villains are much more appealing than the good guys.
  • Nor is it the witless writing or the hectic, inconsistent acting.
  • It leaves you feeling as if you've helplessly watched somebody play a cruel and witless practical joke.
  • But the show is as meager and witless as a cheap pin-up magazine joke.
  • It affirms our belief in our own witless superiority.
British Dictionary definitions for witless

witless

/ˈwɪtlɪs/
adjective
1.
lacking wit, intelligence, or sense; stupid
Derived Forms
witlessly, adverb
witlessness, noun
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Word Origin and History for witless
adj.

Old English witleas; see wit (n.) + -less. Phrase scared witless attested from 1975. Related: Witlessly; witlessness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for witless

witless

Related Terms

scared spitless, scare someone shitless


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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