witless

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English[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Etymology[edit]

From wit +‎ -less.

Adjective[edit]

witless (comparative more witless, superlative most witless)

  1. Destitute of wit or understanding; wanting thought; hence, indiscreet; not under the guidance of judgment.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term is frequently found in phrases such as scared witless, witless with fear, and so on.

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