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Slow-witted   /sloʊ-wˈɪtɪd/   Listen

Retarded in intellectual development.  Synonyms: backward, feebleminded, half-witted.

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"Slow-witted" Quotes from Famous Books

... sight and made him see, too, how far apart they were and how hopeless his case. It was true they had been comrades from childhood, fond of each other, but she had grown and developed until she had become that most bright and lovely being, while he had remained the same slow-witted, awkward, almost inarticulate Johnnie he had always been. This feeling preyed on his poor mind, and when he joined the evening gathering in the village street he noted bitterly how contemptuously he was left out of the conversation by the ...
— Dead Man's Plack and an Old Thorn • William Henry Hudson

... Lost," in which he would appear to have gone to his own brain for the plot. Here we find a certain broad outlook upon contemporary life, with many a passing reference to matters of topical interest, while vivid recollections of life in Warwickshire among slow-witted rustics account for some of the humorous episodes. Historians can trace many of the references in the play, which is supposed to have been written in 1591, five years after the author left Stratford, revised in ...
— William Shakespeare - His Homes and Haunts • Samuel Levy Bensusan

... had not expected this, and it embarrassed him. He had waited as a matter of routine duty until the wages were paid, but he was a taciturn, slow-witted man, and he had not foreseen this sudden call upon his oratorical powers. He stroked his thin cheek nervously with his long white fingers, and looked down with weak watery eyes at the mosaic of ...
— The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales • Arthur Conan Doyle

Words linked to "Slow-witted" :   archaism, retarded, half-witted, archaicism

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