slow-witted


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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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slow-witted

adj
slow in comprehension; unintelligent
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slow′-wit′ted



adj.
slow in comprehension; dull-witted.
[1565–75]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.slow-witted - retarded in intellectual development
archaicism, archaism - the use of an archaic expression
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slow-witted

or slowwitted
adjective
Having only a limited ability to learn and understand:
Informal: soft.
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Translations

slow-witted

[ˈsləʊˈwɪtɪd] ADJtorpe, lento
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slow-witted

[ˌsləʊˈwɪtɪd] adjtardo/a, ottuso/a
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