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sharp-witted

[shahrp-wit-id]
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adjective
  1. having or showing mental acuity; intellectually discerning; acute.
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Origin of sharp-witted

First recorded in 1580–90
Related formssharp-wit·ted·ly, adverbsharp-wit·ted·ness, noun
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Related Words for sharp-witted

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

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Historical Examples of sharp-witted

  • But there's no need to glare at us like that, my sharp-witted wench.

    The Shadow of a Crime

    Hall Caine

  • There were once three brothers, of whom two were sharp-witted, but the third was a fool.

    Russian Fairy Tales

    W. R. S. Ralston

  • The girl was sharp-witted—what girl is not so in all affairs of the heart?

    Dulcibel

    Henry Peterson

  • Yet it serves to show the close observation of these sharp-witted fellows.

    The Canterbury Puzzles

    Henry Ernest Dudeney

  • And you do not yet know how to bargain with these sharp-witted Chinos (Chinese)?


British Dictionary definitions for sharp-witted

sharp-witted

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