Meaning of half-witted in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhɑːfˈwɪtɪd/

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  • Foolish or stupid.

    ‘a half-witted proposal’
    • ‘Smoking rates in Canada are continuing to drop, in spite of half-witted blunders by our government.’
    • ‘He arranged for his halfwitted brother-in-law to do the deed.’
    • ‘Already, in many manufacturing towns, it is difficult to get even a half-witted domestic servant.’
    • ‘This exercise is wayward enough without making up some half-witted fake deals.’
    • ‘The point is that we live right now in a economy where any half-witted sap can learn how to day trade.’
    • ‘You may all see him for yourselves: an effeminate, half-witted creature, reeking of strong liquor from the early hours of the day.’
    • ‘Italian wakes are dramatic and overwrought enough without half-witted celebrities in attendance.’
    • ‘The woman looked at her and smiled, for there were no cows there and she thought the girl had become half-witted.’
    • ‘Despite your pontificating and half-witted theory, you clearly know very little about modern history or economics.’
    • ‘As any half-witted economist will tell you, reducing the supply always has the result of increasing prices.’
    • ‘He also came to know a half-witted spinster who, having stolen a yard or two of cloth from a weaver, was to be hanged for it.’
    • ‘It was obvious what she had wanted, and he had blundered through it like a half-witted schoolboy.’
    • ‘And another of them is to pay good money to see some half-witted actor being paid royally to mimic another, usually deceased.’
    • ‘Stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking students are encouraged.’
    • ‘His special cruelty is expended on Smike, a half-witted lad left on his hands and employed as a drudge.’
    • ‘They were typical young recruits, too half-witted to know any better, but Ma was so fed up, he criticized them severely.’
    • ‘The shock has made her half-witted, but I understand that she was never very bright.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, half-witted decision-makers are all around us and it would be an insurmountable task to catalog them all.’
    • ‘Caroline shouted at a half-witted model.’
    • ‘He uses Tingary, his half-witted sidekick, to assist him in his plots to bring down the jester.’
    stupid, unintelligent, ignorant, dense, brainless, mindless, foolish, dull-witted, dull, slow-witted, witless, slow, dunce-like, simple-minded, empty-headed, vacuous, vapid, idiotic, moronic, imbecilic, imbecile, obtuse, doltish
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