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halfwit

(ˈhɑːfˌwɪt)
n
1. a feeble-minded person
2. a foolish or inane person
ˌhalfˈwitted adj
ˌhalfˈwittedly adv
ˌhalfˈwittedness n
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halfwit

noun fool, jerk (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), idiot, plank (Brit. slang), charlie (Brit. informal), berk (Brit. slang), prick (slang), wally (slang), prat (slang), plonker (slang), coot, moron, geek (slang), twit (informal, chiefly Brit.), dunce, imbecile (informal), oaf, simpleton, airhead (slang), dullard, dimwit (informal), dipstick (Brit. slang), dickhead (slang), gonzo (slang), schmuck (U.S. slang), dork (slang), nitwit (informal), dolt, divvy (Brit. slang), pillock (Brit. slang), dweeb (U.S. slang), putz (U.S. slang), fathead (informal), eejit (Scot. & Irish), thicko (Brit. slang), dumb-ass (slang), gobshite (Irish taboo slang), dunderhead, numpty (Scot. informal), doofus (slang, chiefly U.S.), lamebrain (informal), fuckwit (taboo slang), dickwit (slang), nerd or nurd (slang), numbskull or numskull I'm a mindless optimist, a cheery halfwit.
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halfwit

[ˈhɑːfwɪt] Nimbécil mf, tonto/a m/f
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I only take a little peek at first, just a momentary glance but before I know it, I am drawn in, unable to avert my gaze at the endless cavalcade of egotism, feeble humour and alcohol-fuelled halfwittedness.
Look away from the front benches of either the government or the offical opposition, where halfwittedness appears a badge of honour, and you will find politicians working hard and showing imagination in trying to make their communities a better place.