Witless vs Imbecilic - What's the difference?

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Witless is a related term of imbecilic.


As adjectives the difference between witless and imbecilic

is that witless is destitute of wit or understanding; wanting thought; hence, indiscreet; not under the guidance of judgment while imbecilic is like or as an imbecile; so senseless as to be laughable; absurd, foolish, stupid, idiotic.

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.

    imbecilic

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • like or as an imbecile; so senseless as to be laughable; absurd, foolish, stupid, idiotic.