Definition of Nitwit

1. Noun. A stupid incompetent person.

Exact synonyms: Dimwit, Doofus, Half-wit
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Simple, Simpleton



Definition of Nitwit

1. Noun. A scatterbrained or stupid person. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nitwit

1. a stupid person [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nitwit

nitrum
nitry
nitryl
nitryls
nits
nitta tree
nitter
nitters
nittier
nittiest
nittily
nittings
nitty
nitty-gritty
nitweed
nitwit (current term)
nitwits
nitwitted
nitwittedly
nitwittedness
nival
nivation
niveous
nix
nixe
nixed
nixer
nixers
nixes

Literary usage of Nitwit

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1. Heave 'Em Out: Phase Three by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1994)
"“No” shouted back the Christian nitwit, “God will save me.” The water continued to rise and the nitwit continued to pray for saving. ..."

2. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1873)
"Signed, If the data which I recently received from England are exact, and it is really a fact Future „m,—u that in the environs of London alone of tn nitwit ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1826)
"Against Nestorius he seemed to introduce the nitwit of the Monophysites : against Eutyches he appeared to countenance the ..."

4. The History of England: From the Invasion of Julius Cæsar, to the Revolution by David Hume (1811)
"... defeated them, and nitwit^ compelled them to make a very precipitate retreat. In Banding, this rout Freytag himself, and prince Adolphus of Eng- mense ..."

5. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1844)
"'Little Caesar,' she said severely, 'you have been drinking, you are stuttering like a little nitwit. Pass me the towel.' I passed her the towel and helped ..."

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