wit·​ted | \ ˈwi-təd How to pronounce witted (audio) \

Definition of witted

: having wit or understanding usually used in combination dull-wittedquick-witted

Examples of witted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During Uranus retrograde, everyone gets to feel a little bit like an eccentric, quick-witted Aquarius. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, 18 Aug. 2021 The movie's Velociraptors as large, quick-witted, pack-hunting animals are based on the reconstruction of Deinonychus made in the 1970s by American paleontologist John Ostrom. David Bressan, Forbes, 11 June 2021 The club is led by Elizabeth, a quick-witted, acerbic former secret agent. Washington Post, 25 June 2021 Opposite me, my always confident and quick-witted friend is recounting a dating horror story. Vicky Spratt, refinery29.com, 25 June 2021 Olympia Dukakis, the dry-witted stage and screen actress who toiled under the radar for nearly 30 years before becoming a household name with her scene-stealing turn as the indomitable matriarch in the 1987 rom-com Moonstruck, has died. Lindsey Bahr, EW.com, 1 May 2021 Rom was gentle, kind, quick-witted, and sharp tongued. Bon Appétit, 2 July 2021 The name Schartz-Metterklume, for instance, derives from Saki’s deliciously cheeky short story about a quick-witted female trickster. Washington Post, 23 June 2021 It’s probably still true that exercise and novelty go fin in fin when breeding quick-witted fish. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 15 June 2021

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First Known Use of witted

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Witted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/witted. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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wit·​ted | \ ˈwi-təd How to pronounce witted (audio) \

Kids Definition of witted

: having wit or understanding used in combination quick-wittedslow-witted


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