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At its most pejorative, the term describes a uniquely disposable kind of young gay man: Hairless, guileless, witless.

Because these questions are never addressed, the characters seem witless, flat, and mean.

Sorry, but the endless apologies from hapless celebrities and witless pundits add up to a big zero.

The Norns' decree thou wilt hold in contempt as from a witless wight: In water thou shalt be drowned, if in wind thou rowest.

Dost thou deem me so witless as not to know that if she had sent thee hither thou wouldst not have come in this plight?

But sure, we might have writ a letter about ye an' carried it out to Witless Bay.

Any little accident might do it if they knew that he was on his way to Witless Bay.

From the witless, nameless unit of a whaler's crew he had at last arisen to a fresh identity.


On this page you'll find 74 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to witless, such as: dumb, half-baked, kooky, moronic, wacky, and zany.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.