quick-witted

[kwik-wit-id]
adjective
having a nimble, alert mind.

Origin:
1520–30; quick + wit1 + -ed3

quick-wittedly, adverb
quick-wittedness, noun


keen, perceptive, smart, clever, sharp.
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quick-witted
 
adj
having a keenly alert mind, esp as used to avert danger, make effective reply, etc
 
quick-'wittedly
 
adv
 
quick-'wittedness
 
n

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Example sentences
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.
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