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

Definition of witted

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

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Jack will always be remembered for his quick-witted intelligence, great sense of humor, curiosity about the world and kind, caring nature. courant.com, "John J. Hinchen," 8 Sep. 2019 Doris was a high-spirited lover of life, the best storyteller, had compassion for all and a quick-witted sense of humor. courant.com, "Doris Larson," 11 Aug. 2019 The qualifying duo from 100 Thieves is a contrast: Krueger is quick-witted and visibly competitive; his room was dotted with Red Bull cans. Eric Adelson, Washington Post, "‘Fortnite’ is about to award its best players $30 million. What happens next is anyone’s guess.," 25 July 2019 Like a mother who lifts a car off her child, a dim-witted brother proves suddenly, preternaturally capable. Graeme Wood, The Atlantic, "Sam Shepard Saw It All Coming," 11 July 2019 Without the actor’s quick-witted delivery, Stu would be little more than a thin stereotype of beta-male passivity. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: ‘Stuber’ is a sloppy action-comedy that never surges to life," 11 July 2019 Patrick Vaill: Farmhand Jud Fry is usually portrayed as a dim-witted clod of a villain in Oklahoma! Rebecca Milzoff, Billboard, "How This Year's Tony Nominees Reflect a Bolder Broadway," 3 June 2019 No, the quick-witted, top-shelf flick required a dedicated professional, lest the wrath of Jackson be brought down upon the crew with great vengeance and furious anger. Eric Adams, Popular Mechanics, "How 'Shaft' Brought the 1971 Chevy Chevelle SS Into 2019," 14 June 2019 Still, the first half is full of entertaining scenes spun with the quick-witted spirit of Rosalind Russell. Ron Charles | The Washington Post, oregonlive.com, "Elizabeth Gilbert will visit Portland to discuss her new novel, ‘City of Girls,’ about a young woman’s summer of sex," 7 June 2019

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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

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