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

Definition of witted

: having wit or understanding usually used in combinationdull-wittedquick-witted

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Recent Examples on the Web Stability is impressive at speed, which is fortunate because the dull-witted old traction control only intervenes after the rear axle has begun to slide. Mike Duff, Car and Driver, "2021 Callum Vanquish 25 by R-Reforged Updates an Iconic Aston," 3 Sep. 2020 Naya Rivera, who starred as the quick-witted cheerleader Santana Lopez on all six seasons of Fox’s Glee, was found dead on Monday after going missing during a boat trip on a California lake, the Ventura County Sheriff's Office has confirmed. Rosy Cordero, EW.com, "Glee star Naya Rivera dead at 33," 13 July 2020 In our ragbag of stereotypes, ostriches have thus become the quintessential dim-witted animals. National Geographic, "They may look goofy, but ostriches are nobody’s fool," 4 Aug. 2020 Kids will love the quick-witted humor of this motley crew of characters. Sian Babish, chicagotribune.com, "Best indoor toys for bored kids," 4 Aug. 2020 Charismatic and quick-witted, Anys is the sort of streamer whose existence answers the question, Why would anyone pay to watch another person play a videogame? Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, "#PokimaneBoyfriend and the Scandalous Reign of Drama YouTube," 31 July 2020 If the sharp-witted banter of the original Weakest Link is any indication, more may well be on the way. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, "Jane Lynch to host Weakest Link reboot on NBC," 8 July 2020 But the socially distant format hasn’t dimmed the duo’s knack for quick-witted, comedic commentary. cleveland, "How to watch the new season of ‘Desus & Mero’ | Channel, time, streaming info," 5 July 2020 Br’er Rabbit, who outwits Br’er Fox and slow-witted Br’er Bear. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, "Disney parks reimagining Splash Mountain ride as ‘Princess and the Frog’ attraction," 25 June 2020

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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 28 Sep. 2020.

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

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: having wit or understanding used in combinationquick-wittedslow-witted

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