Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective mentally retarded; relatively slow in mental function.

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  • adjective Being a dimwit; stupid; foolish; simple.

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  • adjective lacking mental capacity and subtlety

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Examples

  • The more you try to dig out of the very deep hole you dug for yourself, the more childish, mendacious, and dim-witted you sound.

    Relatively new to fly fishing

  • Sanchez assumed that Stewart and Colbert were both anti-Hispanic bigots because they were constantly lampooning him as an anti-intellectual, dim-witted buffoon.

    Dan Sweeney: It's the Stupid, Stupid: Rick Sanchez Fired for the Wrong Reasons

  • People shriek about the portrayal of Teabaggers in Captain America, but have no problem with the dim-witted idea of 100,000 Kryptonians immigrating to Earth or the Green Goblin being put in charge of National Security.

    What Price Super-Heroics?

  • The more you try to dig out of the very deep hole you dug for yourself, the more childish, mendacious, and dim-witted you sound.

    Relatively new to fly fishing

  • Fleischer has some fun when his dim-witted soldier is suddenly imbued with knowledge and insight not a great thing, apparently after dying, getting some laughs out of his desire to imagine a friendship between himself and Tom on one hand and dashing off Arabic and philosophical nuggets on the other.

    Michael Giltz: Theater: Robin Williams, Yes; Bengal Tiger, No

  • Do you think we will be awed by the number of nubile, dim-witted, improbably large-breasted young ladies your middle-aged "narrator" sleeps with in the throes of his midlife crisis, after leaving his wrinkled shrew of a wife?

    Archive 2009-09-01

  • When the dim-witted GOP base hears the word "revolution", they think of the violent kind of revolution, not the procedural kind that (I hope) Sen. Alexander is talking about.

    GOP senator warns of 'minor revolution' over health care

  • Isn't it nice how, with unemployment as high as it is, there are people on both sides that don't need to work and, therefore, can spend weeks on end brainwashing the dim-witted at town hall meetings?

    Dueling bus tours in health care debate

  • Do you think we will be awed by the number of nubile, dim-witted, improbably large-breasted young ladies your middle-aged "narrator" sleeps with in the throes of his midlife crisis, after leaving his wrinkled shrew of a wife?

    Knock It Off With the Goddamn Brodeo

  • The fact that the dim-witted and near-sighted MPAA has slapped an NC-17 rating on Steve McQueen's Shame implies that there is something prurient about this film, whose central figure is a sex addict, struggling with his demons.

    Marshall Fine: Movie review: Shame

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