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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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"Nautical Nitwit got quite a nasty cut that day so we've had to hang fire a little but he'll probably go to Cheltenham on New Year's Day for the three-mile open handicap, before we look to get him qualified for the Pertemps," said Kirby.
Second to Verdana Blue at Kempton in October, Old Guard n rd medal again took the silver behind Nautical Nitwit in the bet365 Hurdle at Wetherby the following month.
By MUTUMA MATHIUWhen French President Emmanuel Macron argued, rather insensitively, that Africa's problems are "civilisational", I think I called him an underage nitwit. However, after looking at how we manage our natural capital including allowing folks to rob us blind I still think that Mr Macron is a nitwit but concede that the fellow might have half a point.
While driving through the forests of Northwest Russia to meet up with some friends for a nature vacation he picks up a couple of local hitchhikers, who persuade him to come work with them at the National Institute for the Technology of Witchcraft and Thaumaturgy, or NITWiT. The adventures Sasha has in the largely dysfunctional Institute involve all sorts of magical beings and devices including a wish-granting fish, a talking cat who can remember only the beginnings of stories, a sofa that translates fairy tales into reality, a motorcycle that can zoom into the imagined future, a hungry dog-size mosquito--along with a variety of wizards (including Merlin), vampires, and petty bureaucrats.
He's engagingly convincing as a neurotic nitwit who might be able to love Charity despite what she does for a living.
During a public meeting, one commissioner called Bormuth's lawsuit an "attack on Christianity and Jesus Christ, period." Another called him a "nitwit."
Then, to cap it all, our nitwit Education Secretary Nicky Morgan said leaving the EU would make it difficult for young people to go InterRailing - even though InterRail has nothing to do with the EU and 19 of the countries which participate aren't even in it.
His mother must be worried about him - not being able to find a nice girlfriend and all - but why on earth were the rest of us wasting a second's breath on this nitwit, a deeply unpleasant nitwit, admittedly, but a nitwit nonetheless?
But I have never understood why anyone would worry about hurting the feelings of some nitwit who failed to show the respect that any person deserves.
The new Sheriff's sole electable quality was that he is such a rookie nitwit that he appeared a paragon of virtue when compared to the other candidates.
A nitwit neighbor hauls out his stash of fireworks, legal and illegal, and starts setting off firecrackers, bottle rockets, Roman candles and ear-splitting M-80 explosives.
And yet the parlor nitwit aka Boobus Britannicus, Nigel "Watson" Bruce is what fans had to live with - till the dapper Jude Law or the equally fantastic Martin Freeman arrived on scene.
I refuse to believe that when I came to live in Wales 62 years ago I suddenly became an incompetent nitwit when I crossed the border, and presumably when your correspondent retired from his job in England and returned to Abergele he doesn't think he suddenly became an incompetent halfwit either!
Why did I have to call this godforsaken nitwit for a ticket?
One of the most frustrating experiences I had as a fledgling gun'riter was caused by a nitwit editor.