lacking mental capacity and subtlety
Syn: ↑simple, ↑simple-minded
Similar to: ↑retarded
Derivationally related forms: ↑simplicity (for: ↑simple-minded), ↑simpleness (for: ↑simple)

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dim-wittˈed adjective
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Main Entry:dim

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dim-witted UK [ˌdɪm ˈwɪtɪd] US [ˌdɪm ˈwɪtəd] adjective informal
Thesaurus: words used to describe unintelligent peoplesynonym
Derived Word: dimwit

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ˌdim-ˈwitted f24 adjective (informal)

a dim-witted child

Derived Word:dimwit

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