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or slow·wit·ted (slō′wĭt′ĭd)
Slow to comprehend.

slow′-wit′ted·ly adv.
slow′-wit′ted·ness n.
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Noun1.slow-wittedness - the quality of being mentally slow and limited
stupidity - a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience
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Piraha problems with reading, writing, and arithmetic stemmed not from slow-wittedness but from a cultural conviction about how to converse, Everett proposes.
"Why does a hand have five fingers?" asks the son in Passing Fancy (1933), and to his baffled father, Kihachi, he answers, "If there were only four, they wouldn't fit into a glove." The nansensu gag points up Kihachi's slow-wittedness and becomes part of a hand motif winding through the movie.