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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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British Dictionary definitions for witlessness

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 witlessness

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 witlessness

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.
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