dull-witted

  • 1 dull-witted — [dul′wit΄əd] adj. slow witted dull wittedness n …

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  • 2 Dull-witted — Dull wit ted, a. Stupid. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 dull-witted — index non compos mentis, obtuse, opaque Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 dull-witted — dull wittedness, n. /dul wit id/, adj. mentally slow; stupid. [1350 1400; ME] * * * …

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  • 5 dull-witted — dull wittedness, n. /dul wit id/, adj. mentally slow; stupid. [1350 1400; ME] …

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  • 6 dull-witted — adjective Having a dull, blunt wit or mind. Syn: slow witted Ant: bright, sharp witted, witty …

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  • 7 dull — (adj.) c.1200, stupid; early 13c., blunt, not sharp; rare before mid 14c., apparently from O.E. dol dull witted, foolish, or an unrecorded parallel word, or from M.L.G. dul slow witted, both from P.Gmc. *dulaz (Cf. O.Fris., O.S. dol foolish,… …

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  • 8 dull´ness — dull «duhl», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. not sharp or pointed; blunt: »It is hard to cut with a dull knife. 2. not bright or clear; lacking in vividness, brightness, or intensity: »a dull sound, a dull green, a dull day of rain. SYNONYM(S): obscure …

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  • 9 dull´-wit´ted|ness — dull wit|ted «DUHL WIHT ihd», adjective. stupid: »The trick at this point is to create just enough confusion to get the dull witted to sharpen up their minds (New Yorker). –dull´ wit´ted|ness, noun …

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  • 10 dull-wit|ted — «DUHL WIHT ihd», adjective. stupid: »The trick at this point is to create just enough confusion to get the dull witted to sharpen up their minds (New Yorker). –dull´ wit´ted|ness, noun …

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  • 11 dull — Synonyms and related words: KO, Laodicean, Olympian, Quaker colored, Spartan, abate, abeyant, abrupt, achromatic, achromatize, achromic, acier, affectless, allay, alleviate, aloof, anemic, anesthetic, anesthetize, anesthetized, apathetic, appease …

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  • 12 witted — wittedness, n. /wit id/, adj. having wit or wits (usually used in combination): quick witted; slow witted; dull witted. [1350 1400; ME; see WIT1, ED3] * * * …

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  • 13 dull — adj 1. unintelligent, witless, slow witted, dull witted; stolid, obtuse, crass, Boeotian, bovine, blockish, lumpish; dense, thick headed, Inf. thick, slow, stupid, Brit., Australian Inf. dill, Scot, and North Eng. dowf; backward, doltish, Sl.… …

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  • 14 witted — adjective Date: 14th century having wit or understanding usually used in combination < dull witted > < quick witted > …

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  • 15 witted — wit•ted [[t]ˈwɪt ɪd[/t]] adj. having wit or wits (usu. used in combination): quick witted; dull witted[/ex] • Etymology: 1350–1400 wit′ted•ness, n …

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  • 16 dull — [adj1] unintelligent addled, backward, besotted, boring, brainless, daffy, daft, dense, dim, dim witted, doltish, dumb, feeble minded, half baked, ignorant, imbecilic, indolent, insensate, low, moronic, not bright, numskulled, obtuse,… …

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  • 17 dull — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unsharp, blunt; deadened, numb; stupid; tedious, uninteresting, boring; spiritless, vapid, vacuous; dead, lifeless; sluggish, listless, lethargic; lackluster, dim, cloudy, obscure, stale, jaded. v.… …

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  • 18 dull — 1. adjective 1) a dull novel Syn: uninteresting, boring, tedious, monotonous, unimaginative, uneventful, characterless, featureless, colourless, lifeless, unexciting, uninspiring, flat, bland, stodgy, dreary; informal de …

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  • 19 dull — [13] Dull originally meant ‘slow witted’. It was borrowed from Middle Low German dul, a descendant of the prehistoric Germanic adjective *dulaz, which also produced German toll and Old English dol ‘stupid’ (the Old English adjective does not seem …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 20 dull — [13] Dull originally meant ‘slow witted’. It was borrowed from Middle Low German dul, a descendant of the prehistoric Germanic adjective *dulaz, which also produced German toll and Old English dol ‘stupid’ (the Old English adjective does not seem …

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