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quick-witted

[kwik-wit-id] /ˈkwɪkˈwɪt ɪd/
adjective
1.
having a nimble, alert mind.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; quick + wit1 + -ed3
Related forms
quick-wittedly, adverb
quick-wittedness, noun
Synonyms
keen, perceptive, smart, clever, sharp.
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  • He's definitely at his best during the interviews when he shows how quick witted he can be.
  • Funny and quick witted but with an understated style.
  • Don't engage in power plays, quick witted sarcasm, or put downs.
British Dictionary definitions for quick witted

quick-witted

adjective
1.
having a keenly alert mind, esp as used to avert danger, make effective reply, etc
Derived Forms
quick-wittedly, adverb
quick-wittedness, noun
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