Definition of sharp-witted in English:


Syllabification: sharp-wit·ted
Pronunciation: /ˌSHärpˈwidəd/


(Of a person) quick to notice and understand things.
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  • In fact, this polite and sharp-witted man got into museum work whilst working as a boat builder.
  • He was a sharp-witted guy, changing and drifting around girlfriends as much as he changed his clothes - maybe even a little more frequent.
  • The sharp-witted reader will have seen the subtle problems this can give rise to.



Pronunciation: /ˌSHärpˈwidədlē/
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  • The story develops with the protagonist engaging in dangerous missions while sharp-wittedly picking up little clues that slowly propel him closer to his goal.
  • If the meeting was supposed to occur in Germany, she responded sharp-wittedly, why would Goebel need false papers in the name of ‘Goller’ for entry into Switzerland?


Pronunciation: /ˌSHärpˈwidədnəs/
More example sentences
  • She has a perfect blend of butterfly softness and wily sharp-wittedness that makes her a force to be reckoned with.
  • On stage she is recognisable for her nimbleness, flirting and her typically feminine sharp-wittedness.
  • Unable to compete with the industry Goliaths in the areas of promotion, advertising, sales force, and recoverable losses, he had to rely on sharp-wittedness and timing.

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