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Words used to describe unintelligent people - thesaurus

Synonyms

silly

adjective

showing that you are not intelligent, not serious, not thinking carefully etc

idiotic

adjective

extremely stupid

unintelligent

adjective

not intelligent

simple-minded

adjective

unable to understand difficult or complicated ideas

slow-witted

adjective

unable to understand things quickly and easily

slow

adjective

not intelligent, so that you need a lot of time to understand simple things

brainless

adjective

informal extremely stupid

thick

adjective

informal stupid

empty-headed

adjective

not sensible or intelligent

stupid

adjective

offensive not intelligent, or not able to consider or judge things carefully

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asinine

adjective

extremely stupid or unreasonable

benighted

adjective

lacking knowledge or advantages that other people or places have

be not all there

if you say that someone is not all there, you mean they lack intelligence or they are crazy

bird-brained

adjective

informal stupid in an annoying way

blundering

adjective

extremely careless or stupid

bovine

adjective

offensive someone who is bovine is large, moves slowly, and seems rather stupid

brain-dead

adjective

informal extremely stupid or careless

brutish

adjective

literary lacking intelligence or other signs of being human

clueless

adjective

informal stupid, or knowing nothing

dense

adjective

informal someone who is dense is stupid

dim

adjective

informal not clever

dim-witted

adjective

informal stupid

dopey

adjective

informal stupid

dopy

another spelling of dopey

dozy

adjective

Britishinformal stupid

dull

adjective

not able to understand or react to what is happening

dull

adjective

not intelligent

dumb

adjective

informal stupid

dumb-ass

adjective

Americanimpolite stupid

earthbound

adjective

mainly literary very practical and without much imagination

feeble-minded

adjective

stupid

feeble-minded

adjective

offensive with a lower than average level of intelligence

gormless

adjective

Britishinformal stupid

the lights are on but no one’s home

an expression used for saying that someone is stupid or is not listening

lumpen

adjective

of low social class and stupid or not educated

lumpish

adjective

not very intelligent or lively

mad

adjective

very silly or stupid

not have much up top

to not be very intelligent or sensible

obtuse

adjective

formal someone who is obtuse does not understand explanations or situations quickly

plodding

adjective

working hard at a slow steady rate, but not very intelligent and lacking any good ideas of your own

purblind

adjective

formal stupid, or slow to understand

simple

adjective

old-fashioned not very intelligent and knowing little about the world

simple-minded

adjective

showing a lack of intelligent thought

subnormal

adjective

offensive less intelligent than most other people

thick-headed

adjective

informal stupid

unimaginative

adjective

unable to think of new and interesting things

unimaginative

adjective

unable to do things in an interesting way that shows imagination

vacuous

adjective

completely lacking in intelligence or serious thought

vapid

adjective

showing no sign of intelligence or imagination, and therefore very boring

weak-minded

adjective

a person who is weak-minded shows little intelligence or determination

witless

adjective

literary very silly or stupid

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