noun see quick-witted

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Quick-wittedness — Quick wit ted*ness, n. Readiness of wit. Celtic quick wittedness. M. Arnold. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quick-wittedness — noun intelligence as revealed by an ability to give correct responses without delay • Syn: ↑mental quickness, ↑quickness • Derivationally related forms: ↑quick witted, ↑quick (for: ↑quickness) …   Useful english dictionary

  • quick-wittedness — quick wit·ted·ness …   English syllables

  • quick-wittedness — See quick wittedly. * * * …   Universalium

  • quick-wittedness — See: quick witted …   English dictionary

  • quick-witted — quick wittedly, adv. quick wittedness, n. /kwik wit id/, adj. having a nimble, alert mind. [1520 30; QUICK + WIT1 + ED3] Syn. keen, perceptive, smart, clever, sharp. * * * …   Universalium

  • quick-witted — [kwik′wit′id] adj. nimble of mind; alert quick wittedly adv. quick wittedness n …   English World dictionary

  • quick-witted — adjective Date: 1530 quick in perception and understanding ; mentally alert Synonyms: see intelligent • quick wittedly adverb • quick wittedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • quick-witted — /ˈkwɪk wɪtəd / (say kwik wituhd) adjective having a nimble, alert mind. –quick wittedly, adverb –quick wittedness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • quick-witted — adj. quick to grasp a situation, make repartee, etc. Derivatives: quick wittedness n …   Useful english dictionary

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