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Having wit or intellectual comprehension. Often used in combination: keen-witted; dull-witted.

wit′ted·ness n.
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(ˈwɪt ɪd)

having wit or wits (usu. used in combination): quick-witted; dull-witted.
wit′ted•ness, n.
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(68) They could associate Whiteness with beauty, intelligence and industriousness--therefore wealth, and dull wittedness and Laziness with Blackness--hence poverty.
* Avoid "trick" or clever questions designed to put the candidate on the spot, such as, "Sell me this pencil." These questions may tell you something about his quick wittedness or ability to think on his feet, but may not relate to job criteria (unless he's going to be selling pencils).
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The issue I want to address is this: Euthyphro's repeated confessions of confusion at 10A and elsewhere can easily be read as testimony to Euthyphro's dull wittedness alone.
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