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The Collaborative Dictionary

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]

Word Net

witless adj : (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment [syn: nitwitted, senseless, soft-witted]

Moby Thesaurus

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


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