Witless vs Asinine - What's the difference?

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Witless is a related term of asinine.


As adjectives the difference between witless and asinine

is that witless is destitute of wit or understanding; wanting thought; hence, indiscreet; not under the guidance of judgment while asinine is failing to exercise intelligence or judgment; ridiculously below average rationality.

witless

English

(Webster 1913)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Destitute of wit or understanding; wanting thought; hence, indiscreet; not under the guidance of judgment.
  • Usage notes

    * This term is frequently found in phrases such as (term), (term), and so on.

    asinine

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Failing to exercise intelligence or judgment; ridiculously below average rationality.
  • * '>citation
  • Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of donkeys.
  • Synonyms

    * (failing to exercise intelligence or judgment) foolish, obstinate

    Derived terms

    * asininely * asininity