quick-witted

[ kwik-wit-id ]
/ ˈkwɪkˈwɪt ɪd /

adjective

having a nimble, alert mind.

Origin of quick-witted

First recorded in 1520–30; quick + wit1 + -ed3

Related forms

quick-wit·ted·ly, adverbquick-wit·ted·ness, noun
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quick-witted


adjective

having a keenly alert mind, esp as used to avert danger, make effective reply, etc

Derived Forms

quick-wittedly, adverbquick-wittedness, noun
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