slow-wittedness


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slow-wit·ted

or slow·wit·ted (slō′wĭt′ĭd)
adj.
Slow to comprehend.

slow′-wit′ted·ly adv.
slow′-wit′ted·ness n.
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Noun1.slow-wittedness - the quality of being mentally slow and limited
stupidity - a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience
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Piraha problems with reading, writing, and arithmetic stemmed not from slow-wittedness but from a cultural conviction about how to converse, Everett proposes.
In fact, my real favorites are more about slow-wittedness, or just the slow: the retarded, the scatterbrained, the witless, the addlepated, those thick as a brick or two planks, or, as P.