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My dad is a very quick-witted, sarcastic, dry, humorous guy, whereas my mom's very silly, and that side of the family is very musical.
Tim Heidecker

Meaning of "quick-witted" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF QUICK-WITTED

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF QUICK-WITTED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Quick-Witted is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES QUICK-WITTED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of quick-witted in the English dictionary

The definition of quick-witted in the dictionary is having a keenly alert mind, esp as used to avert danger, make effective reply, etc.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE QUICK-WITTED

quick-acting
quick-assembly furniture
quick-change artist
quick-drying
quick-firing
quick-freeze
quick-freezing
quick-froze
quick-frozen
quick-release
quick-setting
quick-tempered
quick-thinking
quick-wittedly
quick-wittedness
quickbeam
quicken
quickener
quickfire
quickie

WORDS THAT END LIKE QUICK-WITTED

acquitted
admitted
benefitted
committed
dim-witted
emitted
fitted
hand-knitted
knitted
omitted
outfitted
permitted
pitted
recommitted
refitted
remitted
retrofitted
spotted
submitted
transmitted
uncommitted

Synonyms and antonyms of quick-witted in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «QUICK-WITTED»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «quick-witted» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of quick-witted

Translation of «quick-witted» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF QUICK-WITTED

Find out the translation of quick-witted to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of quick-witted from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «quick-witted» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

思维敏捷
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ingenioso rápida -
570 millions of speakers

English

quick-witted
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तर्कशील
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سريع البديهة ،
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

сообразительные
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sagaz
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তীক্ষ্নবুদ্ধিসম্পন্ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

à l´esprit vif
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cepat-pantas
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schlagfertig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

機転の利く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

재치
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cepet-witted
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhanh nhạy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விரைவு-சுட்டி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

द्रुत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kıvrak zekâlıdırlar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

arguto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bystry
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кмітливі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

la minte - rapid
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γρήγορη - έχων πνεύμα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gevat
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

slagfärdig
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

snartenkt
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of quick-witted

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «QUICK-WITTED»

The term «quick-witted» is regularly used and occupies the 90.178 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about quick-witted

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2 QUOTES WITH «QUICK-WITTED»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word quick-witted.
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Tim Heidecker
My dad is a very quick-witted, sarcastic, dry, humorous guy, whereas my mom's very silly, and that side of the family is very musical.
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Ed Sheeran
I've had years of teasing about my red hair, but I definitely think it toughened me up. If you're ginger, you end up pretty quick-witted.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «QUICK-WITTED»

Discover the use of quick-witted in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to quick-witted and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Managing Stress
Quick-witted humor: A style of humor that is based on quick wit without using sarcasm. Quick-witted humor often involves clever wording or phrasing that catches you off guard and leaves you impressed. Examples include the works of Mark ...
Emeritus Professor and Chair Department of Health Science
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Reading: Grade 3
The scarecrows are made to look like people. They blow in the wind to look like people are moving. Scarecrows left to stand in one place will not work. The crows think of them as a place to land or sit. Crows are quick-witted. They can tell when  ...
Shelle Russell, 2006
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Gui (Yin Water): Wise, Quick Witted, Intuitive
You will also learn quick tips and ideas on how you can let your Gui Water personality thrive. This book, in other words, is all about YOU!
Joey Yap, 2013
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Aristotle on Memory and Recollection: Text, Translation, ...
In the introductory part of the text it is explicitly said that people who are good at remembering (= the rather dull-witted) are often the opposite of those that are good at recollecting (= the quick-witted),82 and in chapter 2 Aristotle proceeds to  ...
‎2007
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The Synonym Finder
... sharp-witted, ieen-witted, ready-witted, quick-witted, Inf. quick on he uptake; alert, awake, wide-awake, clearheaded, clear-witted, Scot. and North Eng. gleg, SA on the ball. imbly, adj. 1. agilely, spryly, featly, trippingly, gracefully, liihesomely; ...
Jerome Irving Rodale, 1978
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The Continuum Companion to Ethics
One's quick witted, the other enormously fat. The quick witted fellow realizes that if he tips the fat man onto the tracks, the fat man will derail the trolley, sav- ing the five workmen. So the quick witted observer winds up, gives the fat man a mighty ...
Christian Miller, 2011
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Speed Learning Palmistry - Palm Readings In Your Own Words - ...
HAND SHAPES Short fingers (quick witted doer) Long fingers (time taking thinker ) Square palm (Practical) Oblong palm (Creative) Practical, quick witted doer Practical, time taking thinker Creative, quick witted doer Creative, time taking thinker ...
Julian Moore
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Rationality and the Good : Critical Essays on the Ethics and ...
Prima facie is meant to capture the ethical actuality that circumstances show to quick-witted, mature humans as such, straight off. Ross pictures a social world in which persons are bound together after the fashion of claim and subject-to-claim  ...
Mark Timmons Professor of Philosophy University of Arizona, John Greco Lenard and Elizabeth Eslick Chair in Ethics University of Notre Dame, Alfred R. Mele William H. and Lucyle Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy Florida State University, 2007
9
Pañcatantra: The Book of India's Folk Wisdom
The lady sandpiper continued: 'Therefore I say: When a man does not heed the words of friends, And she added: 'Far-sighted and Quick-witted, Happily did these two thrive; While Inevitable died.' [127] The sandpiper: 'How did that happen?
Patrick Olivelle, 1997
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Merriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary
... in- sighted, sagacious 10 discerning, insightful, perceptive 1 1 intelligent, quick -witted, ready-witted know-nothing 4 dolt, dope, rude 5 dummy, dunce, idiot 6 dimwit 7 lackwit, pinhead, wantwit 8 ignorant, untaught 9 benighted, ignoramus, ...
‎1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «QUICK-WITTED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term quick-witted is used in the context of the following news items.
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Friends and family remember Connor Bint as compassionate, quick
Friends and family remember Connor Bint as compassionate, quick-witted; share your story. Print Email · Sam Easter | seaster@mlive.com By Sam Easter ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»
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Quick-witted, level-headed, even-handed: Here's Me Here: Further …
So here's Glenn Patterson on his home ground, sure footed, clear sighted, quick witted, level headed and even handed, as he addresses topical concerns, ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
3
Mike Tighe: Quick-witted kids with sharp tongues
Barb McNaughton's granddaughter is a bright little lady who appears to have a bright future ahead of her — if she continues to follow the right path. «La Crosse Tribune, Jul 15»
4
Thomis, France's quick-witted winger
“I actually wanted to sign up for athletics club, but there was a football match taking place in front of the sports centre I was at,” Elodie Thomis told FIFA.com of her ... «FIFA.com, Jun 15»
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'Odd Mom Out' Review: Bravo's New 'Quick-Witted' Sitcom
Uhlich described “Odd Mom Out” as a “quick-witted” comedy series. He explained that the show is a TV adaptation of Kargman's book in 2007, “Momzillas. «Movie News Guide, Jun 15»
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Quick-witted comic Kathy Griffin coming to Clay Center
CHARLESTON - Kathy Griffin is a comedian who pushes the envelope, walking that fine line between offending people and saying out loud what they may be ... «Huntington Herald Dispatch, May 15»
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'Quick-witted' former football journalist dies aged 77
A 'quick-witted' former sports journalist who spent many years reporting on a football club has died at the age of 77. Mike Dale began his career as a tea-boy ... «HoldTheFrontPage.co.uk, May 15»
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Quick witted charm of ex circus clown
You're rightfully applauded for your quick-witted charm. Has there ever been a time when you've considered becoming a stand-up comedian? No, never have ... «Nafferton Today, Apr 15»
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Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy's quick-witted response to a …
Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy has given a withering response after being set on by a campaign-trail heckler this weekend. In a video posted on the leader's ... «The Independent, Apr 15»
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'Looking for a new job?': Quick-witted cops use Zayn Malik and …
The quick-witted Tweet by cops in Edinburgha. QUICK-witted cops used out of work duo Zayn Malik and Jeremy Clarkson in a recruitment tweet on social media. «Scottish Daily Record, Mar 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Quick-Witted [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/quick-witted>. Jul 2020 ».
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