witless


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wit·less

 (wĭt′lĭs)
adj.
Lacking intelligence or wit; foolish.

wit′less·ly adv.
wit′less·ness n.

witless

(ˈwɪtlɪs)
adj
lacking wit, intelligence, or sense; stupid
ˈwitlessly adv
ˈwitlessness n

wit•less

(ˈwɪt lɪs)

adj.
lacking wit or intelligence; stupid; foolish.
[before 1000]
wit′less•ly, adv.
wit′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.witless - (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment
stupid - lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity

witless

adjective foolish, crazy, stupid, silly, dull, daft (informal), senseless, goofy (informal), idiotic, dozy (Brit. informal), inane, loopy (informal), crackpot (informal), moronic, obtuse, unintelligent, empty-headed, asinine, imbecilic, braindead (informal), dumb-ass (slang), halfwitted, rattlebrained (slang) clueless, witless and one-dimensional pop stars

witless

adjective
Displaying a complete lack of forethought and good sense:
Translations
غَبي،أخْرَق، عَديم الذَّكاء
tåbelig
vitlaus, heimskur

witless

[ˈwɪtlɪs] ADJestúpido, tonto
to scare sb witlessdar un susto mortal a algn

witless

adj (= mentally defective)schwachsinnig; (= stupid, silly)dumm, blöd(e) (inf); (= lacking wit) prosegeistlos; to be scared witlesszu Tode erschreckt sein; to be bored witlesssich zu Tode langweilen

witless

[ˈwɪtlɪs] adj (pej) → stupido/a
to scare sb witless → spaventare qn a morte
to be scared witless → essere spaventato/a a morte

wit

(wit) noun
1. humour; the ability to express oneself in an amusing way. His plays are full of wit; I admire his wit.
2. a person who expresses himself in a humorous way, tells jokes etc. He's a great wit.
3. common sense, inventiveness etc. He did not have the wit to defend himself.
ˈwitless adjective
crazy, stupid etc.
-witted
having understanding or intelligence of a certain kind. quick-/sharp-witted.
ˈwitticism (-sizəm) noun
a witty remark etc.
ˈwitty adjective
clever and amusing. a witty person; witty remarks.
ˈwittily adverb
ˈwittiness noun
at one's wits' end
utterly confused and desperate.
keep one's wits about one
to be cautious, alert and watchful.
live by one's wits
to live by cunning rather than by hard work.
(frighten/scare) out of one's wits
(to frighten) (almost) to the point of madness. The sight of the gun in his hand scared me out of my wits.
References in classic literature ?
The mob vanished in an instant; and after them plunged the horsemen, laying about them with their whips and pitilessly riding down such as were witless enough to keep the road instead of taking to the bush.
He had thin silver bracelets upon his arms, and on his neck a collar of the same metal bearing the inscription, Wamba, the son of Witless, is the thrall of Cedric of Rotherwood.
Agatha, witless and dumb, could only look down deprecatingly.
Surely, if we have learned noth- ing else, this war has taught us pity--pity for those witless souls that suffer our dominion.
But do let her go, Jacky," coaxed his poor witless wife.
I love them for their witless platitudes, for their supernatural ability to bore, for their delightful asinine vanity, for their luxuriant fertility of imagination, for their startling, their brilliant, their overwhelming mendacity!
A witless fellow, no doubt, but what could he be doing there in the heart of a desert?
Thence, swift as thought, he speeds from earth to Olympus, to the house of Zeus, to join the gathering of the other gods: then straightway the undying gods think only of the lyre and song, and all the Muses together, voice sweetly answering voice, hymn the unending gifts the gods enjoy and the sufferings of men, all that they endure at the hands of the deathless gods, and how they live witless and helpless and cannot find healing for death or defence against old age.
The wife of the "odious person" was witless and fatuously conceited.
Remember, if ye can, the sense of hope and pleasure which every glad return of day awakens in the breast of all your kind who have not changed their nature; and learn some wisdom even from the witless, when their hearts are lifted up they know not why, by all the mirth and happiness it brings.
And while there may have been too many chases - Stewart was continually pursued through the streets of the handsome harbour town by Callum's witless brothers - everything came together pleasingly enough in the end.
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