Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

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."

More Vocab Words

::: regatta - boat or yacht race
::: constraint - restraint; compulsion; repression of feelings; reticence; V. constrain: hold back; restrain; compel; oblige; confine forcibly; imprison
::: unassuming - modest; Ex. the champion's unassuming manner
::: incentive - spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity
::: determinate - having a fixed order of procedure; precisely defined; invariable; fixed; conclusive; final
::: amenities - convenient features that helps to make life pleasant; social courtesies
::: malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
::: egotism - tendency to speak or write of oneself excessively; conceit; self-importance
::: condiments - seasonings; spices
::: psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)