Definition of dimwit in English:



  • A stupid or silly person.

    • ‘‘We're just kind of dimwits with nothing better to do,’ he jokes.’
    • ‘The dimwits weren't concerned with whether the vehicles actually existed or if people even wanted them.’
    • ‘The Florida dimwit, 37, has finally been arrested in connection with last month's attempted killing of seven puppies.’
    • ‘The senior agents also seem to employ dimwits to answer the phone precisely because their ignorance will create a useful shield.’
    • ‘This is what causes otherwise innocent young children to grow up into a population of stupid dimwits!’
    • ‘A family of prehistoric dimwits go about their daily business, occasionally interrupted by dinosaur attacks and other such primordial dangers.’
    • ‘It painted the young lady as a dimwit, someone, who had not put careful thought, had not completed the necessary research, and then made an uninformed decision to go ahead with this unique procedure.’
    • ‘It took me a minute to recognize that these dimwits are afraid that I will steal their jobs.’
    • ‘I personally think he is the most incompetent of all the dimwits I have ended up with.’
    • ‘Let's all us dimwits gather together and stand in their way!’
    • ‘It especially showed up the dimwits in the chamber.’
    • ‘And all these retail dimwits come out with the same stupid things.’
    • ‘After mistrusting everything I had been taught because I grew up and realised I was surrounded by uneducated dimwits, I had started to mistrust a lot of what society deems appropriate and inappropriate.’
    • ‘A minor mishap was avoided when a local dimwit, collared to prepare a group photograph, proved less than honest.’
    • ‘Not even the sight of a marked police patrol car outside the shop deterred the dimwit from seeing his raid through to the bitter end.’
    • ‘‘No’ she said sharply ‘but there is no reason for me to talk to brainless dimwits like you, I am after all your prisoner’ she said, and she scowled.’
    • ‘Two responding foot patrol officers didn't even need backup from a cruiser to collar these dimwits; they just strolled over and stopped 'em.’
    • ‘It's rather nice to not be accosted with dimwits and society children.’
    • ‘Indeed, the very words ‘male bonding’ are now the stuff of insipid sitcoms where men are portrayed as frightened dimwits, even as women are encouraged to run with wolves.’
    • ‘The ‘form book’ beloved of television commentators and other paid dimwits across the planet is cat litter.’
    idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clod
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