Definition of Soft-witted

1. Adjective. (of especially persons) lacking sense or understanding or judgment.

Exact synonyms: Nitwitted, Senseless, Witless
Similar to: Stupid



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Soft-witted

soft-pedalling
soft-pedals
soft-shell clam
soft-shell crab
soft-shell turtle
soft-shell turtles
soft-shelled
soft-shelled crab
soft-shelled turtle
soft-shoe
soft-shoe dancing
soft-shoe shuffle
soft-soap
soft-solder
soft-spoken
soft-witted (current term)
soft Mick
soft X-ray
soft X-rays
soft agar
soft as a baby's bottom
soft boiled
soft c
soft cataract
soft coal
soft copy
soft corn
soft diet
soft dollars

Literary usage of Soft-witted

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1. A History of English Sounds from the Earliest Period, Including an by Henry Sweet (1879)
"... soft and fair (more commonly saart-n-vae'ßr), ie soft-witted, idiotic. The whole epithet is quite incongruous and unmeaning as used in the text, ..."

2. Specimens of English Dialects: I. Devonshire: an Exmoor Scolding and Courtship by William Hutton, Walter William Skeat (1879)
"... soft and fair (more commonly saart-n-vae'Kr), ie soft-witted, idiotic. The whole epithet is quite incongruous and unmeaning as used in the text, ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1896)
"He was a soft-witted creature, a weak ruler, a sort of Muscovite Romulus Augustulus; his government being practically in the hands of Boris ..."

4. Representative English Plays: From the Middle Ages to the End of the by John Strong Perry Tatlock, Robert Grant Martin (1916)
"... otherwise by nature they are soft-witted enough. Mem. Alas, their joints are not yet tied; 30 they are not yet come to years and discretion. ..."

5. Early Russian History by William Ralston Shedden Ralston (1874)
"The Tsar is soft-witted, and likely to die young, and—after the death of an infant daughter—without leaving issue. Boris can afford to wait patiently for ..."

6. Another Book on the Theatre by George Jean Nathan (1915)
"Something stimulating to an adult neither soft-witted nor drunk? Certainly not. The native spine, as the theatrically experienced George M. Cohan and I once ..."

7. Another Book on the Theatre by George Jean Nathan (1915)
"Something stimulating to an adult neither soft-witted nor drunk? Certainly not. The native spine, as the theatrically experienced George M. Cohan and I once ..."

8. Old English Plays: Being a Selection from the Early Dramatic Writers by Charles Wentworth Dilke (1814)
"And so, sir, for your daughter education hath done much ; otherwise they are by nature soft witted enough. Mem. Alas ! their joints are not yet tied, ..."

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