Definition of nimble-witted in English:

nimble-witted

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adjective

Having or showing an ability to think or respond quickly and effectively.
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  • The nimble-witted scholar has little patience for her daughter, Clara.
  • The lines had been composed by the most nimble-witted of the great professors of medicine of that time, William Bean.
  • A nimble-witted person can view a subject from a multitude of angles, often shifting perspective with bewildering rapidity.

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