half-witted

  • 1 Half-witted — Half wit ted ( t[e^]d), a. Weak in intellect; silly. [1913 Webster] …

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

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

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

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

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  • 6 half-witted — half wit|ted [ ,hæf wıtəd ] adjective IMPOLITE stupid or lacking good judgment ╾ ,half wit|ted|ly adverb …

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

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  • 8 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 …

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

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  • 10 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… …

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

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  • 12 half-witted — adjective see half wit …

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  • 13 half-witted — adj 1. feeble minded, simple, witless, stolid, cretinous, doltish, Inf. weak in the upper story. See feeble minded 2. foolish, stupid, nitwitted, Sl. nutty, Sl. balmy, Sl. batty, Sl. loony …

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  • 14 half-witted — See: halfwit …

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  • 15 half-wit — n informal a stupid person >.half witted adj ▪ I m not half witted, you know …

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  • 16 half-wit — 1670s, originally a would be wit whose abilities are mediocre; sense of simpleton (one lacking all his wits) is first attested 1755. Half wits are fleas; so little and so light, We scarce could know they live, but that they bite. [Dryden, All for …

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  • 17 Half-cracked — ( kr[a^]kt ), a. Half demented; half witted. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …

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  • 18 half-wit — [haf′wit΄] n. a stupid or silly person; fool half witted adj …

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  • 19 half-wit — noun (C) informal a stupid person or someone who has done something stupid half witted adjective: a burly half witted fellow with one eye half wittedly adverb …

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  • 20 half baked — Synonyms and related words: a bit previous, adolescent, advanced, amateur, amateurish, arrested, at half cock, babbling, backward, blithering, burbling, callow, crackbrained, cracked, crazy, cretinistic, cretinous, dabbling, dilettante,… …

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