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English noun: half-wit

1. half-wit (person) a person of subnormal intelligence

Synonymschangeling, cretin, idiot, imbecile, moron, retard

Broader (hypernym)simple, simpleton

Narrower (hyponym)mongoloid

2. half-wit (person) a stupid incompetent person

Synonymsdimwit, doofus, nitwit

Broader (hypernym)simple, simpleton

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