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nitwit

A foolish, ignorant person. Some nitwit forgot to close the safety latch, and now the whole machine is busted! Billy, you nitwit—that's not how that thing works!

nitwit

n. someone who behaves stupidly. (Also a term of address.) Please stop acting like a nitwit all the time.
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To save that lousy 2 percent, these nitwits have screwed the one person responsible for the most important ingredient in the whole effort.
"I am sick to death of doing television programmes fronted by nitwits" - Sir Roy Strong, former director of the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
GREAT FESTIVE PRODUCTION Sunderland Empire's Smee (Sy Thomas), Captain Hook (Tom Lister) and the Nitwits. Below right, Peter Pan (Katy Ashworth) PICTURE: DIRK VAN DER WERFF EGGSHELL BLUE
His lawyer Mark Stephens said: "I think the British authorities will be reasonably careful until they have a valid document as they don't want to look like nitwits and be associated with the Swedish bungling.
NEVER mind the drivers who don't bother to indicate, what about the nitwits who slow down to 20mph in a 30mph li i h i limit when passing a speed camera?
Residents' comments ranged from "a slap in the face to Worcester," "tax-and-spend fools" and "nitwits laughing at the taxpayers" to a "Beverly Hillbillies" parody - and even a charge officials are trying to drive the city into receivership.
The article paints a picture of comedians as monkeys, nitwits, drunks and just horrible people in general.
Watching nitwits ignore Sarah Beeny's wise counsel and come unstuck is always a joy.
Smee's big scene is a riotous routine with The Nitwits, a comedy acrobatic troupe who make 'badly done' gymnastics seem as simple as, well, falling off a vaulting horse.
God save us all, particularly the residents of London's most deprived areas, Tower Hamlets, Islington, Hackney and Camden where these nitwits operate.
EVERY now and again a bunch of brainless nitwits creep out in the dead of night to hold unofficial car races round the backstreets of Birmingham.
What the analyst was really saying was: "These nitwits were losing so much money on each transaction that the faster they sold the merchandise, the sooner they burned through their cash and had to close up shop."
He also develops a fast relationship with studly, goateed roofer Mike (Christopher Bradley), who is 30--a fact the movie seems to regard with stupefied import But that age difference can't fully explain why these characters act like such nitwits, let alone why nobody behind the camera seems to notice, or care.
The first sees him appear with Jeff Daniels in the madcap smash Dumb and Dumber, as a pair of nitwits who are drawn into a kidnapping scam.
He joins the series of nitwits who since the autumn of 1909, have tried to turn the clock backward in dealing with my chronology.