Witlessness
Witless Wit"less, a. Destitute of wit or understanding; wanting thought; hence, indiscreet; not under the guidance of judgment. ``Witless bravery.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

A witty mother! witless else her son. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Witless pity breedeth fruitless love. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster] -- {Wit"less*ly}, adv. -- {Wit"less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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