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dimwitted

Syllabification: dim·wit·ted
Pronunciation: /ˌdimˈwidəd
 
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Definition of dimwitted in English:

adjective

informal
Stupid or silly: a dimwitted waiter
More example sentences
  • In order to make money, I acted dim-witted.
  • Certainly, he could have applied his charms to some rich widow or dim-witted heiress long ago.
  • Unfortunately, the advertiser didn't count on dim-witted viewers.

Derivatives

dimwittedly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • It took some time to sink in, and I stood dim-wittedly in the heavy rain staring at Charles whose expression grew increasingly perplexed when I didn't get in right away.
  • It's also rather dim-wittedly plotted and outlandishly self-indulgent - although neither of those flaws is significant enough to outweigh his gorgeous visual achievement.
  • But all too often it spins the very worst of that attempt, becoming not only pretentious, but dim-wittedly pretentious.

dimwittedness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • He sighs at your dim-wittedness and does not laugh at your attempts at humour.
  • They were popularly derided for their congenital dim-wittedness, which here furnishes an appropriate intellectual counterpart to the social standing of the ex-slave Sarmentus.
  • The humor is not in dim-wittedness and one-upmanship but in warmly portrayed everyday fallibility, in comic outbursts during which ordinary people give off funny or funny-sad sparks that keep both the farcical and the maudlin at bay.

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