Witless vs Doltish - What's the difference?

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Witless is a related term of doltish.


As adjectives the difference between witless and doltish

is that witless is destitute of wit or understanding; wanting thought; hence, indiscreet; not under the guidance of judgment while doltish is like a dolt; dull in intellect; stupid.

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.

    doltish

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Like a dolt; dull in intellect; stupid.
  • * (Herman Melville), Moby-Dick
  • Take off thine eye! more intolerable than fiends' glarings is a doltish stare!

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * doltishness