Definition of Slow-witted

1. Adjective. Retarded in intellectual development.

Exact synonyms: Backward, Feebleminded, Half-witted
Language type: Archaicism, Archaism
Similar to: Retarded
Derivative terms: Backwardness, Feeblemindedness, Slow-wittedness



Definition of Slow-witted

1. Adjective. Lacking a keen or swift intellect, not too bright or not too swift. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Slow-witted

slovenliness
slovenlinesses
slovenly
slovenly person
slovenly woman
slovenness
slovenry
slovens
slow
slow-cook
slow-motion
slow-moving
slow-reacting factor of anaphylaxis
slow-reacting substance
slow-walk
slow-witted (current term)
slow-wittedness
slow as a snail
slow ball
slow bowler
slow burn
slow burns
slow channel-blocking agent
slow clap
slow combustion
slow cooker
slow cookers
slow down

Literary usage of Slow-witted

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1. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... Slow (of comprehension), slow-witted, stupid, dull; li. ... one's pace. hidas, tuumainen phlegmatic, slow-witted, slow of thought, -verinen phlegmatic. ..."

2. Suomalais-englantilainen sanakirja by Severi Alanne (1919)
"... slow (of comprehension), slow-witted, stupid, dull; ... slacken one's pace. hidas tuumainen phlegmatic, slow-witted, slow of thought, ..."

3. An Editor's Retrospect: Fifty Years of Newspaper Work by Charles Alfred Cooper (1896)
"Nothing is more common than for some slow- witted people to disparage the day-to-day writing in newspapers. They cannot write or think except with an effort ..."

4. An Editor's Retrospect: Fifty Years of Newspaper Work by Charles Alfred Cooper (1896)
"Nothing is more common than for some slow- witted people to disparage the day-to-day writing in newspapers. They cannot write or think except with an effort ..."

5. An Editor's Retrospect: Fifty Years of Newspaper Work by Charles Alfred Cooper (1896)
"Nothing is more common than for some slow- witted people to disparage the day-to-day writing in newspapers. They cannot write or think except with an effort ..."

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