[ dim-wit ]
/ ˈdɪmˌwɪt /
a stupid or slow-thinking person.
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Related formsdim·wit·ted, adjectivedim·wit·ted·ly, adverbdim·wit·ted·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dimwitted
/ (ˈdɪmˌwɪt) /
informal a stupid or silly person
Derived Formsdim-witted, adjectivedim-wittedly, adverbdim-wittedness, noun
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