He's too good a fellow to turn down in his little day of witlessness.
Perhaps, too, she had another reason for regretting her companion's witlessness.
But so far neither avarice nor witlessness has betrayed anything.
His intelligence might be equalled, but not his witlessness!
It describes the inward shrinking and shrivelling of a depraved nature, the witlessness which results from wickedness.