Definition of Slow-wittedness

1. Noun. The quality of being mentally slow and limited.

Exact synonyms: Denseness, Dumbness
Generic synonyms: Stupidity
Derivative terms: Dense, Dumb, Slow-witted



Lexicographical Neighbors of Slow-wittedness

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
slow-wittedness (current term)
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
slow fever

Literary usage of Slow-wittedness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, George Walter Prothero, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1869)
"... which have made the Levant infamous from Byzantine times to the present Perhaps it is slow-wittedness, perhaps a modified honesty ; we willingly ascribe ..."

2. A Survey of English Literature 1780-1880 by Oliver Elton (1920)
"... with a glancing brain and restless temper, Bagehot is fond of dwelling on the ubiquity, and also on the value, of dulness, or rather of slow-wittedness, ..."

3. Europe in Convalescence by Alfred Eckhard Zimmern (1922)
"Thus it was that by a crowning instance of that British slow-wittedness which has sometimes carried Englishmen in the past through dangers greater than they ..."

4. Europe in Convalescence by Alfred Eckhard Zimmern (1922)
"Thus it was that by a crowning instance of that British slow-wittedness which has sometimes carried Englishmen in the past through dangers greater than they ..."

5. Big Game Shooting by Clive Phillipps-Wolley (1894)
"... out their plans most resolutely; but wild ones, though in a less degree, have the same kind of slow-wittedness that is so remarkable in tame buffaloes. ..."

6. Big Game Shooting by Clive Phillipps-Wolley (1894)
"... out their plans most resolutely ; but wild ones, though in a less degree, have the same kind of slow-wittedness that is so remarkable in tame buffaloes. ..."

7. The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson (1910)
"... the crowded condition of the street, even the fact of the next day being Sunday—ears and cheeks on fire, meanwhile, at her own slow-wittedness. ..."

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