Meaning of dim-witted in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdɪmˈwɪtɪd/

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  • Stupid or silly.

    • ‘a dim-witted waiter’
    • ‘In order to make money, I acted dim-witted.’
    • ‘Certainly, he could have applied his charms to some rich widow or dim-witted heiress long ago.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, the advertiser didn't count on dim-witted viewers.’
    • ‘A crime wave has struck the city, perpetuated by a gang of three dimwitted crooks.’
    • ‘The public are treated like they are too dimwitted to participate in such a debate.’
    • ‘They deliver nonsensical presentations to self-important dim-witted businessmen to hilarious results.’
    • ‘Invariably, he is the gracious, dimwitted butt of the jokes.’
    • ‘The dim-witted zealots in his cabinet are even more preposterous than he is.’
    • ‘Being the slightly dimwitted mutt that he is, Jake runs up to the truck, only to be caged himself.’
    • ‘When I heard him speak to a truck driver he spoke in a dim-witted sort of way.’
    • ‘Some of you may suppose that this is some kind of dimwitted Swiftian satire.’
    • ‘George is small and quick; Lennie is huge with superhuman strength but with the brains of a dim-witted child.’
    • ‘His is a world of beggars and pimps, struggling families and dimwitted peasants.’
    • ‘The truth is that I have become lazy and dim-witted.’
    • ‘Stage a reunion with a former flame and persuade him that you're not the dimwitted blond you once were.’
    • ‘Widely regarded as a rather dimwitted Uncle Tom, Louis comes off quite differently in this book.’
    • ‘Can any dimwitted, chain-smoking nurse do it in a matter of seconds?’
    • ‘Why go if you're just going to be treated like a dimwitted fool?’
    • ‘All your current friends are making you feel stupid, dimwitted, and otherwise incompetent.’
    • ‘When he was running for the job, they described him as an amiable but uncurious and dimwitted scion.’
    stupid, unintelligent, ignorant, dense, brainless, mindless, foolish, dull-witted, dull, slow-witted, witless, slow, dunce-like, simple-minded, empty-headed, vacuous, vapid, half-witted, idiotic, moronic, imbecilic, imbecile, obtuse, doltish
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