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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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To Mr Wydell, it is not enough to say I write witless rubbish and supply no factual backup to support your opinion.
Smart meters for witless politicians THOSE who were educated before comprehensives, those who can still multiply and divide without a calculator and thought nothing of servicing and repairing their own car; were conned in the 1970s into connecting a colour coded vacuum gauge to their car engine's inlet manifold, then driving keeping the pointer in the green sector, which even the anoraks ignored after a few miles!
Kerry Howard was so determined having a baby would not delay the third series of Witless she breastfed between takes.
They travel in Annie's rattlebang car, province by province, taking in each unigue landscape and experiencing something special in each particular region, before finally arriving in Witless Bay.
The people stood around them must have been scared witless.
The public is being given a choice between being scared witless about the economy or being scared witless about foreigners.
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.
Witless Grimmy is genuinely terrible, Witless Grimm although the idea he's unpopular because Louis Walsh was so popular is wrong.
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.