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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.
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The mental and physical toll on them is considerable--secretly filmed footage shows a teenage girl's birthday wish for death; a man with his lips stitched together with what looks like dental floss; countless men, women and children wandering around aimlessly or sitting and lying in tents, staring witlessly into space.
Since the modern Left is always rebuked as having hypocrite members, I knew better than to witlessly prattle about how the caucus and its manifestations violated my authentic admiration for the party.
That changed the tone of the game, and when stand-in keeper Willy Caballero witlessly wandered off his line at a corner and saw Toby Alderweireld's header flash past him, the rot had set in.
In any case, the point of the media release is clearly to provide a little bit of history, with an emphasis on the credit Fox wants to accrue for being so bluntly and, to use Lott's turn of phrase, witlessly patriotic.
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Attempting to acquire the signatures of Sudanese officials in order to legitimate his land deal and pacify investors in the scheme, Heilberg, who compares himself to Ayn Rand's protagonists and witlessly psychoanalyzes the warlords who keep blowing him off, seems mostly out of his element.
56) The weakest link in computer network protection remains the people themselves--innocent computer users who download malicious software, lose hardware, or witlessly post proprietary information on the Internet.