sharp-witted

[shahrp-wit-id]

adjective

having or showing mental acuity; intellectually discerning; acute.

Nearby words

  1. sharp-shinned hawk,
  2. sharp-sighted,
  3. sharp-tailed grouse,
  4. sharp-tailed sparrow,
  5. sharp-tongued,
  6. sharpbender,
  7. sharpbill,
  8. sharpe,
  9. sharpe's grysbok,
  10. sharpen

Origin of sharp-witted

First recorded in 1580–90

Related formssharp-wit·ted·ly, adverbsharp-wit·ted·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for sharp-witted

sharp-witted

adjective

having or showing a keen intelligence; perceptive
Derived Formssharp-wittedly, adverbsharp-wittedness, noun

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