wit·​ted | \ ˈwi-təd \

Definition of witted

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

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Phillip’s counterpart, a wealthy, aristocratic intellectual named Philippe, was played by François Cluzet, a quick-witted actor with a command of subtle comedy. Joe Morgenstern, WSJ, "‘The Upside’ Review: Uplift on Demand," 10 Jan. 2019 When Rafferty’s not memorizing rapid-fire lines in her role as the show’s quick-witted executive assistant, she can be found exploring her adopted home with her Finnish husband, two young daughters, and dog Rupert. Mosha Lundström Halbert, Vogue, "The Cool Girl’s Guide to Toronto," 27 Dec. 2018 The show's 1950s world, composed of confectionary colors, a quick-witted heroine, and compulsively low stakes, does not seem like that of two brazen contemporary writers. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," 9 Dec. 2018 Plus, as Theo is reported to take on Andy’s similar stubborn and quick-witted attitude—and with many of the same writers and producers on board—this latest installment will likely bear a familiar resemblance to the award-winning original. Megan Stein, Country Living, "The 'NYPD Blue' Reboot Is Killing Off a Major Character When It Returns," 18 Oct. 2018 The quick-witted feline serves as accomplice to protagonist Sabrina Spellman, offering her advice and snide remarks, no matter the circumstance. Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "Netflix's "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Almost Made Salem a Dog," 15 Sep. 2018 Richardson, an affable, quick-witted Londoner, is not like most people in the business. Giles Harvey, New York Times, "Letter of Recommendation: ‘The Totally Football Show With James Richardson’," 3 July 2018 As Michael’s quick-witted, self-deprecating humor moves from pleasing to punching to pathetic, so too does Parsons peel back his own charm, leaving him raw and fragile by show’s end. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "The Boys in the Band," 1 June 2018 Sharp-witted, laugh out loud funny, Sedaris-esque — my words fail me, but my feelings are very strong. Nina Maclaughlin, BostonGlobe.com, "Book design by icon king Chermayeff; New England Society book awards;," 25 May 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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wit·​ted | \ ˈwi-təd \

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

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