wit·​ted | \ˈwi-təd \

Definition of witted 

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

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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 The proceedings are vexingly vague, serving mainly to highlight a personality at once firm and compassionate, sharp-witted and immune to male privilege. Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, "Review: In ‘The Judge,’ a Middle Eastern Trailblazer Upholds Women’s Rights," 12 Apr. 2018 Lina and Wei's parents are dead from a tragic train crash, but the two now have a quick-witted daughter named Karen, who studies in the States. Grace Z. Li, USA TODAY, "Chinese-American expat family drama sparks Lucy Tan's promising debut novel," 10 July 2018 Still, a sharp-witted, distinct voice emerged, alternating between humorous, flirtatious, argumentative, and instructive. Joy Lanzendorfer, Longreads, "Ghost Writer: The Story of Patience Worth, the Posthumous Author," 14 June 2018 There’s a positive link between Gemini and Leo: Your quick-witted expression is perfectly paired with Leo’s love for old Hollywood glamor. Aliza Kelly Faragher, Allure, "What Your Sign's July 2018 Horoscope Predictions Mean for You," 29 June 2018 Jaime Gibson met Collins in an adult kickball league, and soon hit it off with the friendly, quick-witted communications officer who worked for the state House of Representatives in Harrisburg. Tom Avril, Philly.com, "He had 2 heart transplants. At 43, as a new dad, he needed a third," 13 June 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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