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Meaning of "sharp-witted" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SHARP-WITTED

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHARP-WITTED

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

WHAT DOES SHARP-WITTED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of sharp-witted in the English dictionary

The definition of sharp-witted in the dictionary is having or showing a keen intelligence; perceptive.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHARP-WITTED

sharp-eared
sharp-eyed
sharp-faced
sharp-featured
sharp-set
sharp-sighted
sharp-sightedly
sharp-sightedness
sharp-tempered
sharp-tongued
sharp-wittedly
sharp-wittedness
sharpbender
sharpen
sharpener
sharpening
sharper
Sharpeville
sharpie
sharpish

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHARP-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 sharp-witted in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «sharp-witted» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHARP-WITTED

Find out the translation of sharp-witted to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sharp-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 «sharp-witted» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

尖锐机智
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

perspicaz
570 millions of speakers

English

sharp-witted
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तेज बुद्धि
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حاد البديهة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

смекалистый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

perspicaz
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

Tajam
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

scharfsinnig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

シャープ利く
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

재기가 날카로운
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cetha banget
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

minh mẩn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கூர்மையான-சுட்டி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तीक्ष्ण
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zeki
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

arguto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

bystra
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

кмітливий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ascuțit la minte
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

οξύνους
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Skerpsinnige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skarp tänkt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skarpe vittigheter
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sharp-witted

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHARP-WITTED»

The term «sharp-witted» is regularly used and occupies the 105.454 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHARP-WITTED»

Discover the use of sharp-witted in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sharp-witted and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Of Mice and Men
Streetwise George and his big, childlike friend Lennie are drifters, searching for work in the fields and valleys of California.
John Steinbeck, 2000
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A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel ...
SHAGBARK SHARP-WITTED Shagbark, n. Shellbark (Carya alba). Shaggy, a. Rough (with long hair or wool). Shah, n. King of Persia, padisha. Shake, v. a. 1. Agitate, convulse, make to tremble or quiver. 2. Trill, sing with a trill. Shake, v. n. ...
Richard Soule, 1871
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Roget's Descriptive Word Finder
... with: informed of metempirical: pertaining to ideas or concepts outside of human experience; intuitive needle-witted: sharp-witted nimble-witted: quick to discern no stranger to: informed of noted: famous on account of some accomplishment, ...
Barbara Kipfer, 2003
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Notes & Queries
A person who is acute of mind, sharp-witted, or keen at a bargain, is sometimes called " Sharp-shins." The term is often applied to a forward, sharp-witted lad. What have his shins to do with it ? Inquirer. [Probably very little. We think, however ...
William White, 1861
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Roget's Thesaurus:
Adj. intelligent [Applied to persons], quick of apprehension, keen, acute, alive, brainy, awake, bright, quick, sharp; quick witted, keen witted, clear witted, sharp- eyed, sharp sighted, sharp witted; wideawake; canny, shrewd, astute; clear- headed; ...
Dr. Peter Mark Roget
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The Complete Book of Muslim and Parsi Names
3. another name for God Zaki: (A) pure; pious; chaste; guiltless; devout; saintly Zaki: (A) one with a keen mind; intelligent; sharp-witted Zakim: (P) Crepolea temulentum Zakir: (A) 1. one who remembers; narrator. 2. one who remembers God by ...
Maneka Gandhi, Ozair Husain, 2004
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Devotions Upon Emergent Occasions: Together with Death's Duell
Adj. intelligent [Applied to persons], quick of apprehension, keen, acute, alive, brainy, awake, bright, quick, sharp; quick witted, keen witted, clear witted, sharp- eyed, sharp sighted, sharp witted; wideawake; canny, shrewd, astute; clear- headed; ...
John Donne, William Henry Draper, Izaak Walton, 1926
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Evaluate Yourself -- Brain Power: Expert Guidance to Help ...
Are. You. Sharp-Witted? Many psychologists say man has five wits: common sense, imagination, fantasy, estimation and memory. To this they add the five senses as our channels of learning. When these 10 human assets are alert and trained, ...
Jane Sherred Singer, C C Thurston, Vijaya Kumar, 2004
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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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Mongolian-English Dictionary
Sharp-witted, intelligent, bright. -- sily. Fatty soup. -- sir-a ceceg. Chinese rhododendron. -~ ulayan ceceg. Indian rhododendron. -- uxayantai. Sharp-witted, quick-witted. -- yge. Sharp words. -- ynyr. Sharp, acrid smell. -- yzygyrty- Sharp- pointed.
Ferdinand D Lessing, 2013

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

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sharp-witted is used in the context of the following news items.
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Chelsea's rivals are trying to buy titles: Jose Mourinho
Known for his astute observations and even more sharp-witted comments, Jose Mourinho has once again shown a seemingly discerning judgement. This time ... «Zee News, Jul 15»
2
Katherine Ryan: Glam Role Model coming to Bristol's Colston Hall
After her September sell-out gig in The Lantern, sharp-witted and sharp-tongued Katherine Ryan is back. The acerbic, pop-culture obsessed Canadian found ... «Bristol Post, May 15»
3
WATCH: John Cleese Dismisses Taylor Swift Catfight Rumors
Looking older but as sharp-witted and energetic as ever, the five living members of Britain's beloved Monty Python were the big attraction at the Tribeca Film ... «Anglophenia, Apr 15»
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Bombed! Dave Chappelle fans demand refund after comedian chain …
Dave Chappelle fans thought the comedian's dazed and confused Thursday performance in Detroit was half baked at best. The usually sharp-witted Chappelle ... «New York Daily News, Apr 15»
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Sharp-witted columnist had love for surf, writing
With a wit as sharp as his pen and the cutbacks on the waves he loved to ride, Greg Ambrose was a rare breed. Newsroom colleagues considered him a writer ... «Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Feb 15»
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Limelight extra
Movies. AND THE OSCAR GOES TO ....: Join Tallahassee Democrat film critic-columnist Mark Hinson and sharp-witted poet David Kirby (“Talking About Movies ... «Tallahassee.com, Feb 15»
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David Carr, New York Times Media Columnist, Has Died at 58
David Carr, the sharp-witted and often sharp-tongued "The Media Equation" columnist for The New York Times, collapsed in that paper's newsroom and was ... «People Magazine, Feb 15»
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FILM REVIEW: Into the Woods
THE Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical Into the Woods has been making sharp-witted fun at the expense of the Brothers Grimm since it was first ... «Newcastle Herald, Jan 15»
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Mapp and Lucia: Watch series finale preview as the sharp-witted
Mapp and Lucia: Watch series finale preview as the sharp-witted comedy draws to an end. 18:11, 31 December 2014; By Kara O'Neill ... «Mirror.co.uk, Dec 14»
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The home owners cashing in on stamp duty reforms
... thousands of pounds more than they had anticipated. Here are four examples of how sharp-witted sellers reacted overnight to make the most of the changes. «Telegraph.co.uk, Dec 14»

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