- lacking wit or intelligence; stupid; foolish.
Origin of witless
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Examples from the Web for witless
At its most pejorative, the term describes a uniquely disposable kind of young gay man: Hairless, guileless, witless.Inside Hollywood’s ‘Twink’ Pool Parties
April 19, 2014
Sorry, but the endless apologies from hapless celebrities and witless pundits add up to a big zero.Our Insincere, Pointless Cult of Apology
February 28, 2013
And all this witless piffle because of a quite natural misunderstanding of mine.Ruggles of Red Gap
Harry Leon Wilson
Capering creatures, who behaved witlessly, yet were far from witless.
The wife of the “odious person” was witless and fatuously conceited.Chance
There was a witless vanity about my friend that sat on him almost like a virtue.
But do not give your witless vanity a foolish airing before my chaplain.
- lacking wit, intelligence, or sense; stupid
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Word Origin and History for witless
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