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Underwitted  adj.  Weak in intellect; half-witted; silly. (R.)

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"Underwitted" Quotes from Famous Books

... fright prowled around me, taking hold of my skirts, following at my heels, and at last held up its hands, smiled in my face, and, standing directly before me, insisted on my taking it up! Not that it said a word, for I rather think it was underwitted, and could not talk; but its face expressed such perfect confidence that it was going to be taken up and made much of, that it was impossible not to do it. It was as if God had promised the child this favor on my behalf, and that I must needs fulfil the contract. ...
— Passages From the English Notebooks, Complete • Nathaniel Hawthorne

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