(in combination) having wits or intelligence as specifiedslow-witted; dim-witted
Lexical Investigations: Wit
Though today we most often think of wit as a particular kind of humor, historically it has referred more generally to mental faculty. In the time of Chaucer, for example, wit could mean a way of thinking, much as we use mind today in phrases like “we were of one mind” or “he had a mind to.” For many centuries, wit could also refer to …
Who Said It: Presidential Wit & Wisdom
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