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dim·wit

 (dĭm′wĭt′)
n.
A stupid person.

dim′wit′ted adj.
dim′wit′ted·ly adv.
dim′wit′ted·ness n.
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dimwit

(ˈdɪmˌwɪt)
n
informal a stupid or silly person
ˌdim-ˈwitted adj
ˌdim-ˈwittedly adv
ˌdim-ˈwittedness n
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dim•wit

(ˈdɪmˌwɪt)

n. Slang.
a stupid person.
[1920–25, Amer.]
dim′wit′ted, adj.
dim′wit′ted•ly, adv.
dim′wit′ted•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dimwit - a stupid incompetent person
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense
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dimwit

noun (Informal) idiot, bonehead (slang), dunce, dullard, ignoramus, nitwit (informal), blockhead, fathead (informal), booby, dumb-ass (slang), gobshite (Irish taboo slang), dunderhead, numpty (Scot. informal), lamebrain (informal), numbskull or numskull Frankly, only a dimwit would say that.
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dimwit

noun
Slang. A mentally dull person:
Slang: dumbbell, dumbo.
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Translations

dimwit

[ˈdɪmwɪt] Nlerdo/a m/f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

dimwit

[ˈdɪmwɪt] n (= idiot) → andouille f dim-witted [ˌdɪmˈwɪtɪd] adjbuté(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

dimwit

[ˈdɪmˌwɪt] n (fam) → cretino/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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