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quick-witted

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

Origin of quick-witted

First recorded in 1520–30; quick + wit1 + -ed3
Related formsquick-wit·ted·ly, adverbquick-wit·ted·ness, noun

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keen, perceptive, smart, clever, sharp.
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quick-witted

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