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quick-witted

Syllabification: quick-wit·ted

Definition of quick-witted in English:

adjective

Showing or characterized by an ability to think or respond quickly or effectively.
Example sentences
  • And when that draws sarcastic comment from the management team, his ability to offer quick-witted retorts allows him to ride the banter as effortlessly as another lunge from a desperate defender.
  • Undemonstrative, quick-witted, alert and intelligent: he has it all.
  • Intellectually quick-witted and bright, with an abrasive edge, Reid did well in school.
Synonyms
observant, alert, sharp, perceptive
informal brainy, on the ball, quick on the uptake

Derivatives

quick-wittedness

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noun
Example sentences
  • But in football being sent off is easy; the difficult part is entertaining the public with skill, imagination and quick-wittedness.
  • Quickskill suggests speed and dexterity, quick-wittedness, the ability to improvise on the spot.
  • Wisdom is subdivided into good sense, good calculation, quick-wittedness, discretion, and resourcefulness.

Words that rhyme with quick-witted

half-witted, nitwitted, uncommitted, unfitted

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