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wit

1. the talent or quality of using unexpected associations between contrasting or disparate words or ideas to make a clever humorous effect
2. speech or writing showing this quality
3. a person possessing, showing, or noted for such an ability, esp in repartee
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Although the production was dogged by controversy earlier this year when about a dozen Native American cast members walked off the set In protest, the jokes here are less Apache than just plain patchy, too witless even to rise to the level of giving offense.
And while there may have been too many chases - Stewart was continually pursued through the streets of the handsome harbour town by Callum's witless brothers - everything came together pleasingly enough in the end.
UK Box office chart DVDs By Rick 1 1 (-) Pitch Perfect 2 2 (-) Mad Max: Fury Road 3 (1) Avengers: Age Of Ultron 4 (2) Spooks: Greater Good 5 (3) Far From The Madding Crowd 6 (-) A Royal Night Out 7 (8) Home 8 (4) Unfriended 9 (6) Fast & Furious 7 10 (5) The Age Of Adeline UK DVD rental chart (5 (3) Exodus: Gods and Kings 6 (6) Birdman 7 (5) Annie 8 (-) Pitch Perfect 9 (-) Big Hero 6 10 (-) Frozen 1 (2) The Theory of Everything (Pre-order) 2 (1) Paddington 3 (4) The Imitation Game 4 (-) Into The Woods ( scaring you witless.
Even by fairytale lore, this witless Beauty And The Beast update lays it on extra thick.
A witless biddy" Writer Frederick Forsyth's description of Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.
Hot shot cop Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is transferred to a sleepy village and along with his witless but enthusiastic partner, he discovers, to his alarm, that the town's high accident rate has a sinister reason behind it.
In this depressing and often ear-splitting documentary it's as though there's a competition to see who can be the most dedicatedly witless One Direction devotee.
So he is scared witless by sinister and strange events that occur when he and his baby are stranded in a spooky housing block.
Downton Abbey - sorry, but I was bored witless by it.
Bulgaria's Ministry of Transport, IT, and Communications launched Tuesday free witless internet in the park in front of the National Ivan Vazov Theater in downtown Sofia.
But unlike Goodman, I was not interested in witless tittle-tattle about the royal family", Leigh added.
Cameron's gang of witless Thatcherite adolescents is quite prepared to allow bankers to give themselves billions of pounds of our money, while ensuring that decent people are hammered.