Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having wit or intellectual comprehension. Often used in combination.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having wit or understanding: commonly used in compounds, as quick-witted, slow- witted, etc.

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

  • adjective Having (such) a wit or understanding.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective having a specified form of wit (intellectual ability)
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of wit.

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Examples

  • A third is the application of learning according unto the propriety of the wits; for there is no defect in the faculties intellectual, but seemeth to have a proper cure contained in some studies: as, for example, if a child be bird-witted, that is, hath not the faculty of attention, the mathematics giveth a remedy thereunto; for in them, if the wit be caught away but a moment, one is new to begin.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • Englishmen think him half-witted, which is exactly what he intends them to think.

    John Bull's Other Island

  • A third is the application of learning according unto the propriety of the wits; for there is no defect in the faculties intellectual, but seemeth to have a proper cure contained in some studies: as, for example, if a child be bird-witted, that is, hath not the faculty of attention, the mathematics giveth a remedy thereunto; for in them, if the wit be caught away but a moment, one is new to begin.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • Sadly, the more they yell and scream at the bought and paid for meetings, the more the dim-witted fools will think they represent the majority of Americans.

    Scozzafava takes on Palin

  • Coulter, and all these other dim witted women who think they are Presidentialmaterial.

    McCain campaign adviser pushes back on Palin book

  • Sagal, Carl Kassell, Decatur's own Roy Blount Jr, Amy Dickinson, and Charlie Pierce were as quick witted and entertaining as any regular listener would expect.

    WABE misses an opportunity! (Blog for Democracy)

  • Things will get better when the Republican Party stops being obstructionist and kicks all the half-witted extreme right-wingers out of its party.

    Pence slams Obama, Dems in GOP's holiday message

  • If that many Democrats are too apathetic to go to the polls, and enough people are so dim-witted that they can see some kind of rational thinking in the Republican contenders, then this country will slide into a backward, theocratic society with no middle class and a few hundred thousand billionaires calling the shots.

    Poll: GOP makes gains in battle for Congress

  • Maybe he wants to get it right, get all the information and not go off half witted like our previous president did.

    CNN Poll: Is Obama taking too long on Afghanistan decision?

  • I'm proud of him, the old dim witted, sleep at the wheel, got it handed to him by a boring W, Joe is gone now a new sleepy Joe has appeared.

    Senate Democrat fuming at Lieberman

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