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- adj. Having a dull, blunt wit or mind.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Stupid.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Stupid; having a dull wit.
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The only reason I can think of is to convince the dull-witted that “economics” is somehow purely mechanical and subject to manipulation by totalist maniacs and does not concern living and breathing free human beings with a natural right to their own life. rapier says:
I would like to believe that Ronal's opinion is an outlier, but in the informal poll I will conduct amongst dozens of people in the days to come, I will find wide support for the return of the man who took over the nation as a dull-witted, motorcycle-racing, 18-year-old.
And even one who had been left feeling as dull-witted as myself could see it within a week of our arrival home.
'Errol's captivity and escape are like scenes from a dull-witted fifties "sci-fi" flick, and the characters aren't even strong cardboard.'
January 12th, 2010 at 1: 34 pm tombaker says: red states are sure to see major upticks in teen pregnancy rates, as dull-witted wingbagger families attempt to emulate the “success” of their heroine.
I love thunderstorms, but the lowering pressure always affects me disproportionately, and I felt sluggish and headachy and dull-witted.
A lot of the jokes move along familiar lines and stereotypes -- the dull-witted sidekick who says "duh" a lot for example -- but Stanley's talent and sense of timing make it all seem fresh and engaging.
And Bush for eight years mumbled to the country like we were all as dull-witted and incurious as he was.
He was, to me, a sort of dull-witted guy who seemed to like mostly liberal stuff a lot.
The opportunity soon presented itself when one of the royal pages, a dull-witted young man named Hermolaus, concocted a plan to gain eternal fame by killing Alexander.