witted

adjective

wit·​ted ˈwi-təd How to pronounce witted (audio)
: having wit or understanding
usually used in combination
dull-wittedquick-witted

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The prevailing logic changed again during the 20th century, generally depicting dinosaurs as sluggish and dim-witted, only to be reversed back to the late 19th-century view of active, dynamic animals. Riley Black, Discover Magazine, 19 Mar. 2020 But Nelson and D’Angelo were both quick-witted, tough-minded and warm — a good match. Jody Rosen, New York Times, 17 Aug. 2022 One is a quick-witted man of principle who learned from his mother’s diligent example. Dallas News, 13 May 2022 The Lost City aims to be quick-witted, giddy, a light delight. Angelica Jade Bastién, Vulture, 23 Mar. 2022 The villainous Miss Trunchbull is no longer the school headmistress; the dim-witted Wormwoods are no longer Matilda’s parents. Ashley Leestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 26 Dec. 2022 In this remake of the ‘80s television series, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill take on the roles of dim-witted detectives Greg Jenko and Morton Schmidt. Hannah Malach, Harper's BAZAAR, 14 Dec. 2022 But none of these shenanigans would work without a quick-witted, sure-footed cast. Mary Carole Mccauley, Baltimore Sun, 15 Dec. 2022 Right now on social media, there’s this viral audio circulating of a dull-witted host on Fox News. Tara Gonzalez, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of witted was in the 14th century

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“Witted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/witted. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

witted

adjective
wit·​ted ˈwit-əd How to pronounce witted (audio)
: having wit or understanding
used in combination
quick-witted
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