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sharp-witted

[ shahrp-wit-id ]
/ ˈʃɑrpˈwɪt ɪd /
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adjective

having or showing mental acuity; intellectually discerning; acute.

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RELATED WORDS

acute, astute, clever, discriminating, intelligent, quick-witted, smart, alert, bright, keen, nimble, perceptive, quick, savvy, sharp, shrewd

Nearby words

sharp-shinned hawk, sharp-sighted, sharp-tailed grouse, sharp-tailed sparrow, sharp-tongued, sharp-witted, sharpbender, sharpbill, sharpe, sharpe's grysbok, 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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