Adjective "Quick-Witted" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/kwɪkˈwɪtɪd/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

Showing or characterized by an ability to think or respond quickly and effectively.
  1. 'a quick-witted response'
  2. 'Evan is intelligent and quick-witted but sometimes a little lost in the modern world of speed dating and go-getting career women.'
  3. 'Fact is, Carson was as brilliant and quick-witted a comedian then, in 1989, as he was in 1969.'
  4. 'Intellectually quick-witted and bright, with an abrasive edge, Reid did well in school.'
  5. 'She's clearly an intelligent woman, quick-witted and self-effacing, so doesn't she worry that her job is essentially stupid?'
  6. 'He looks powerful but perfectly balanced, and his manner is alert and quick-witted.'
  7. 'In local parlance he would be regarded as a ‘character’, quick-witted and always ready for a bit of ‘devilment’.'
  8. 'With Mercury in Aries and the Sun in the 3rd house ruled by Mars, he was quick-witted, intellectually motivated, an avid reader and a passionate speaker.'
  9. 'And when that draws sarcastic comment from the management team, his ability to offer quick-witted retorts allows him to ride the banter as effortlessly as another lunge from a desperate defender.'
  10. 'Though a stranger in a strange land, Maria is quick-witted, intelligent, and empathetic enough to figure out how to deal with the various characters she comes across.'
  11. 'It's one thing to be smart and quick-witted, but can you back it up?'

Definitions

adjective

1. having a nimble, alert mind.

More examples(as adjective)

"advocates can be quick-witted."

"people can be quick-witted."

"students can be quick-witted."

"spontaneities can be quick-witted."

"salespeoples can be quick-witted."

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Origin

(quick-witted)