American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Slow to comprehend.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Mentally sluggish; dull.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Dull of apprehension; not possessing quick intelligence.
- adj. retarded in intellectual development
“Herds need to be driven ... especially if there are lots of slow-witted pachyderm members holding up the parade.”
“Falk is best known for his portrayal of the rumpled, seemingly slow-witted television detective Columbo, a role that earned him four Emmy awards.”
““According to the legends, an attendant kept eternal vigil within the tomb,” Daz explained as if she were a rather slow-witted convalescent.”
“Baier seemed rather slow-witted and a bit intimidated, but his hedge-hogging totally schooled our Presidential fox.”
“John Steinbeck helpfully named a slow-witted ranch hand he had met during a stint as a migrant worker in California as the prototype for the unintentionally murderous Lennie in "Of Mice and Men.”
“I was actually thinking more of myself and my jealousy of Debbie than I was about the division of labor in my family, but my mother, ever the patriarchal apologist, said, “We do nice things for men because they lead the services!” as if I was slow-witted regarding everything that life is really about.”
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“But what defies expectations is the feeling of the show itself, which reflects back to us a time when the Left took the Right utterly by surprise and, for a short while, ran rampant like tiny nimble mammals between the hulking legs of slow-witted dinosaurs.”
“Siraj, who at his trial appeared to be slow-witted, was sentenced to 30 years in prison.”
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