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witless

[ wit-lis ]
/ ˈwɪt lɪs /
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adjective
lacking wit or intelligence; stupid; foolish.
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Origin of witless

before 1000; Middle English; Old English witlēas.See wit1, -less

OTHER WORDS FROM witless

wit·less·ly, adverbwit·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for witless

witless
/ (ˈwɪtlɪs) /

adjective
lacking wit, intelligence, or sense; stupid

Derived forms of witless

witlessly, adverbwitlessness, noun
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