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quick-wit·ted

(kwĭk′wĭt′ĭd)
adj.
Mentally alert and sharp; keen. See Synonyms at intelligent.

quick′-wit′ted·ly adv.
quick′-wit′ted·ness n.

quick-witted

adj
having a keenly alert mind, esp as used to avert danger, make effective reply, etc
ˌquick-ˈwittedly adv
ˌquick-ˈwittedness n

quick′-wit′ted



adj.
having a nimble, alert mind; keen; clever.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.quick-witted - mentally nimble and resourceful; "quick-witted debater"; "saved an embarrassing situation with quick-witted tact"
adroit - quick or skillful or adept in action or thought; "an exceptionally adroit pianist"; "an adroit technician"; "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers"; "an adroit negotiator"

quick-witted

adjective clever, bright (informal), sharp, keen, smart, alert, shrewd, astute, perceptive He is quick-witted and rarely lets an opportunity slip by.
slow, thick (informal), stupid, dull, obtuse, unperceptive, slow-witted

quick-witted

adjective
Mentally quick and original:
Translations

quick-witted

[ˈkwɪkˈwɪtɪd] ADJagudo, perspicaz
that was very quick-witted of youen eso fuiste muy agudo

quick-witted

[ˌkwɪkˈwɪtɪd] adjsveglio/a

quick

(kwik) adjective
1. done, said, finished etc in a short time. a quick trip into town.
2. moving, or able to move, with speed. He's a very quick walker; I made a grab at the dog, but it was too quick for me.
3. doing something, able to do something, or done, without delay; prompt; lively. He is always quick to help; a quick answer; He's very quick at arithmetic.
adverb
quickly. quick-frozen food.
ˈquickly adverb
ˈquicken verb
to make or become quicker. He quickened his pace.
ˈquickness noun
ˈquicklime noun
lime which has not been mixed with water.
ˈquicksands noun plural
(an area of) loose, wet sand that sucks in anyone or anything that stands on it.
ˈquicksilver noun
mercury.
ˌquick-ˈtempered adjective
easily made angry.
ˌquick-ˈwitted adjective
thinking very quickly. a quick-witted policeman.
ˌquick-ˈwittedly adverb
ˌquick-ˈwittedness noun
References in classic literature ?
Finding the woman to be quick-witted and communicative, Captain Bonneville entered into conversation with her, and obtained from her many particulars concerning the habits and customs of her tribe; especially their wars and huntings.
My quick-witted attendant fully appreciated the compliment I was paying to the costume of his race, and began more sedulously to arrange the folds of the one only garment which remained to me.
But it was very different with Ida, merry, little, quick-witted, bright-faced Ida.
I too squatted by Noma's head, and grew quick-witted in my fear.
Scraps was quick-witted, and although she had no heart she recognized the fact that Ojo was her first friend.
He certainly had, for, as he spoke, Rose pulled down the mistletoe and threw it into the fire, while the boys jeered at the crestfallen Prince, and exalted quick-witted Rose to the skies.
One of two things," thought the quick-witted old lady.
As soon as she said this, Cardenio and the barber drew close to her side, eager to hear what sort of story the quick-witted Dorothea would invent for herself; and Sancho did the same, for he was as much taken in by her as his master; and she having settled herself comfortably in the saddle, and with the help of coughing and other preliminaries taken time to think, began with great sprightliness of manner in this fashion.
Anatole was not quick-witted, nor ready or eloquent in conversation, but he had the faculty, so invaluable in society, of composure and imperturbable self-possession.
I know not the meaning of all you have said, Doctor Battius," returned the quick-witted girl, who understood the weakness of the philosopher, and often indulged him with a title he loved so well to hear; "but I shall think it dangerous to venture far from the camp, if such monsters are prowling over the prairies.
speak lower; for we know not what ears are open, and the Mingoes are a quick-witted breed.
She had found him a pleasant companion, light-hearted, fond of music and fun, polite and considerate, appreciative of her talents, quick-witted without being oppressively clever, and, as a married man, disinterested in his attentions.