having or showing mental acuity; intellectually discerning; acute.
- sharp-wit·ted·ly, adverb
- sharp-wit·ted·ness, noun
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How to use sharp-witted in a sentence
And the more, because they see that he is sharp-witted, and according as his Doctor saith, a very hopefull young man.
But Glenormiston was smiling, and these sharp witted slum bairns exchanged knowing glances.Greyfriars Bobby | Eleanor Atkinson
He believed that the sharp-witted Ogalala would eventually think of a way to overcome the difficulty.White Otter | Elmer Russell Gregor
However, it soon became evident that sharp-witted Spotted Deer had guessed his intention.Running Fox | Elmer Russell Gregor
The lady and bundle were all that escaped; and so this courageous and sharp-witted woman saved the life of her husband.The Life of the Moselle | Octavius Rooke
British Dictionary definitions for sharp-witted
having or showing a keen intelligence; perceptive
- sharp-wittedly, adverb
- sharp-wittedness, noun
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