half-witted
adjective see half-wit

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Half-witted — Half wit ted ( t[e^]d), a. Weak in intellect; silly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • half-witted — a half wit a stupid person. I hope she s not bringing that half witted brother of hers …   New idioms dictionary

  • half-witted — ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone as half witted, you think they are very stupid, silly, or irresponsible. [INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • half-witted — halfwit ► NOUN informal ▪ a stupid person. DERIVATIVES half witted adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • half-witted — half wittedly, adv. half wittedness, n. /haf wit id, hahf /, adj. 1. feeble minded. 2. foolish; stupid. [1635 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • half-witted — half wit|ted [ ,hæf wıtəd ] adjective IMPOLITE stupid or lacking good judgment ╾ ,half wit|ted|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • half-witted — adjective Having a low intelligence; dim witted See Also: half wit …   Wiktionary

  • half-witted — a. Dull, stupid, stolid, doltish, foolish, soft, silly, shallow, sappy, weak headed, weak minded, feeble minded, shallow brained, blunt witted, dull witted, thick skulled …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • half-witted — adjective retarded in intellectual development • Syn: ↑backward, ↑slow witted, ↑feebleminded • Similar to: ↑retarded • Derivationally related forms: ↑feeblemindedness ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • half-witted — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unintelligent, foolish, feeble minded, moronic; mentally retarded. See ignorance. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. moronic, imbecilic, mentally deficient; see ignorant 2 , stupid 1 . III (Roget s… …   English dictionary for students

  • half-witted — /ˈhaf wɪtəd/ (say hahf wituhd) adjective feeble minded. –half wittedly, adverb –half wittedness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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