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Stupid or silly.‘a dimwitted waiter’
- ‘All your current friends are making you feel stupid, dimwitted, and otherwise incompetent.’
- ‘Why go if you're just going to be treated like a dimwitted fool?’
- ‘Unfortunately, the advertiser didn't count on dim-witted viewers.’
- ‘In order to make money, I acted dim-witted.’
- ‘Some of you may suppose that this is some kind of dimwitted Swiftian satire.’
- ‘Widely regarded as a rather dimwitted Uncle Tom, Louis comes off quite differently in this book.’
- ‘His is a world of beggars and pimps, struggling families and dimwitted peasants.’
- ‘Invariably, he is the gracious, dimwitted butt of the jokes.’
- ‘The dim-witted zealots in his cabinet are even more preposterous than he is.’
- ‘Being the slightly dimwitted mutt that he is, Jake runs up to the truck, only to be caged himself.’
- ‘Stage a reunion with a former flame and persuade him that you're not the dimwitted blond you once were.’
- ‘The public are treated like they are too dimwitted to participate in such a debate.’
- ‘The truth is that I have become lazy and dim-witted.’
- ‘When he was running for the job, they described him as an amiable but uncurious and dimwitted scion.’
- ‘George is small and quick; Lennie is huge with superhuman strength but with the brains of a dim-witted child.’
- ‘Certainly, he could have applied his charms to some rich widow or dim-witted heiress long ago.’
- ‘A crime wave has struck the city, perpetuated by a gang of three dimwitted crooks.’
- ‘They deliver nonsensical presentations to self-important dim-witted businessmen to hilarious results.’
- ‘When I heard him speak to a truck driver he spoke in a dim-witted sort of way.’
- ‘Can any dimwitted, chain-smoking nurse do it in a matter of seconds?’
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