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Synonyms for slow-witted

having only a limited ability to learn and understand

Synonyms for slow-witted

retarded in intellectual development

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But Brian Baumgartner, who plays slow-witted accountant Kevin Malone on the hit TV sitcom The office, has his lemonade recipe down cold.
The latest accolade for the hit cartoon, about a lazy, slow-witted family man named Homer Simpson, came during a three and a half hour presentation of the 60th annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards, mostly honouring achievements in categories such as makeup, costumes, sound editing and art direction.
Slow-witted Tito (Johnny Sanchez) is the saintly idiot.
But its slow-witted driving manners do little to justify the price (26,225 [pounds sterling] for Sport trim), though it does include climate, cruise and stability controls, alloy wheels, air-bags and power windows.
Although Azeris have many luminaries among Iran's commercial elite, Iran's majority Persians often depict them as slow-witted in their jokes.
The phlegmatic person is usually overweight, and slow moving and slow-witted.
In the story, a crafty slave, Pseudolus, tries to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan, Philia, for his young master, Hero, in exchange for freedom.
Dennis Weaver, the New Mexico deputy solving New York crime in TV show Mc-Cloud and the slow-witted deputy Chester Goode in the TV classic western Gunsmoke has died.
The novel also deals with Jesus' somewhat slow-witted recognition of his miraculous powers.
In 1959, the world of animated television changed forever--as the groundwork was laid for future cartoon series like "The Simpsons" and "SpongeBob SquarePants"--with the appearance of a perky flying squirrel and his slow-witted sidekick of a moose.
Motivated, no doubt, by fraternal concerns, two of our big brothers have written sex guides for their younger, slow-witted siblings.
The Magdalene Sisters follows the lives of four young Irish women: Rose (Dorothy Duffy) who, to her mother's mortification, has just given birth to an illegitimate child; Margaret (Anne-Marie Duff), who is a rape victim; devout and slow-witted Crispina (Eileen Walsh); and Bernadette (Nora-Jane Noone), who "provokes temptation" in local boys.
Remember Dustin Hoffman upstaging Tom Cruise's toothy grin and Armani suits by working the autistic savant shtick in Rain Man Or how Sean Penn acted us senseless playing the lovably slow-witted hero in I Am Sam let alone the floridly bereaved father in Mystic River?
Looking like a young (if somewhat stretched) Dustin Hoffman, he mumbles his way through an earnest portrayal of the slow-witted Barry Egan, who triumphs over the odds that life has stacked against him.