Definition of dimwit in English:

dimwit

noun

informal
  • A stupid or silly person.

    • ‘The Florida dimwit, 37, has finally been arrested in connection with last month's attempted killing of seven puppies.’
    • ‘‘We're just kind of dimwits with nothing better to do,’ he jokes.’
    • ‘It especially showed up the dimwits in the chamber.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It's rather nice to not be accosted with dimwits and society children.’
    • ‘Let's all us dimwits gather together and stand in their way!’
    • ‘I personally think he is the most incompetent of all the dimwits I have ended up with.’
    • ‘The dimwits weren't concerned with whether the vehicles actually existed or if people even wanted them.’
    • ‘And all these retail dimwits come out with the same stupid things.’
    • ‘The senior agents also seem to employ dimwits to answer the phone precisely because their ignorance will create a useful shield.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A minor mishap was avoided when a local dimwit, collared to prepare a group photograph, proved less than honest.’
    • ‘This is what causes otherwise innocent young children to grow up into a population of stupid dimwits!’
    • ‘The ‘form book’ beloved of television commentators and other paid dimwits across the planet is cat litter.’
    • ‘Two responding foot patrol officers didn't even need backup from a cruiser to collar these dimwits; they just strolled over and stopped 'em.’
    • ‘A family of prehistoric dimwits go about their daily business, occasionally interrupted by dinosaur attacks and other such primordial dangers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It took me a minute to recognize that these dimwits are afraid that I will steal their jobs.’
    • ‘‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    fool, idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clod
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Pronunciation

dimwit

/ˈdimwit//ˈdɪmwɪt/