Definition of half-witted in English:

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half-witted

Pronunciation: /ˌhɑːfˈwɪtɪd/

adjective

informal
Foolish or stupid: a half-witted proposal
More example sentences
  • Smoking rates in Canada are continuing to drop, in spite of half-witted blunders by our government.
  • He arranged for his halfwitted brother-in-law to do the deed.
  • Already, in many manufacturing towns, it is difficult to get even a half-witted domestic servant.

Derivatives

half-wittedly

Pronunciation: /ˌhɑːfˈwɪtɪdli/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Watching me struggle half-wittedly with the coveralls, Fouché began impatiently to help me into them.
  • She plays into the media's hands half-wittedly, digging herself into a deeper and deeper hole of despair.
  • These things, in case you don't know, mince around half-wittedly shouting in horrible cutesy helium-blasted voices, presumably to provide a little comic relief for the more easy-to-please viewer.

half-wittedness

Pronunciation: /ˌhɑːfˈwɪtɪdnəs/
noun
Example sentences
  • Miller persuades the viewer that young Richard's half-wittedness truly is ‘a gift from God.’
  • As for their doing Aida - fair dinkum, they beat me - which lower depth of half-wittedness can they possibly touch?
  • Sure, adults can be dumb, but beyond a certain point, it's just too painful to watch so much half-wittedness unfold on screen.

Words that rhyme with half-witted

nitwitted, quick-witted, uncommitted, unfitted

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