Witless vs Shitless - What's the difference?

witless | shitless |

Witless is a see also of shitless.


As adjectives the difference between witless and shitless

is that witless is destitute of wit or understanding; wanting thought; hence, indiscreet; not under the guidance of judgment while shitless is (vulgar) having an empty bowel; greatly frightened; (see usage notes below).

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.

    shitless

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (vulgar) Having an empty bowel; greatly frightened; (see usage notes below).
  • :He was scared shitless .
  • Usage notes

    * This term is primarily found in the verb phrase . It may be considered a more evocative variant of certain uses of (witless) and (speechless).

    See also

    * spitless (euphemism) * witless