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Word: witless

Definition: lacking intelligence or wit; foolish; idiotic


Sentences Containing 'witless'

Examples of culturally specific items are "Hogmanay"; "caber", "haggis", "bothy"; "scone"; "oatcake"; "tablet"; "rone" (roof gutter); "teuchter", "ned", "numpty" (witless person) and "landward" (rural); "It's your shot" for "It's your turn"; and the once notorious but now redundant "tawse".
Idiot, if he had not been in such a sweat to play his witless practical joke upon me, in the beginning, I would have persuaded his thoughts into some other direction, and saved him from committing that wanton and silly impoliteness.
In front of a witless audience, a talented but unlucky gentleman competes in a game of charades against a savant, with baffling results.
Vincent Canby of the "New York Times" gave the film two stars out of five, calling the film "witless if well-meaning."

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