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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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Origin of sharp-witted

First recorded in 1580–90

OTHER WORDS FROM sharp-witted

sharp-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 forms of sharp-witted

sharp-wittedly, adverbsharp-wittedness, noun
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