witted

adjective

wit·​ted ˈwi-təd How to pronounce witted (audio)
: having wit or understanding
usually used in combination
dull-witted
quick-witted

Examples of witted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And that's Lizzy Caplan, who in the original two seasons of the show played the dry-witted aspiring comedy star Casey Klein, whose generally good vibe and will-they-won't-they relationship with Henry Pollard (Scott) both existed firmly within the heart of the show. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 24 Feb. 2023 Tisdale's character is Stariana, the sharp-witted and manipulative rising pop starfish who will do anything to achieve a splash hit. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 30 Mar. 2023 The cabaret-style event, hosted by violist and broadcaster Nadia Sirota, had a far less formal vibe, with Salonen introducing each of the works and tossing in dry-witted anecdotes along the way. Jeremy Eichler, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Mar. 2023 Richard Belzer, the quick-witted stand-up comedian who became one of the most beloved detectives on television, has died at the age of 78. Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone, 19 Feb. 2023 Now this stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf herder looks good enough to eat. Emlyn Travis, EW.com, 15 Oct. 2022 The normally entertaining, jocular, dry-witted McDaniel was as somber as he’s been all season during Wednesday’s media session. Chris Perkins, Sun Sentinel, 28 Dec. 2022 Mahathir, who has a history of heart ailments and had a heart scare earlier this year, is still in good shape and remains sharp-witted. Eileen Ng, ajc, 16 Nov. 2022 He is known for his sharp-witted stand-up comedy and roles in recent movies like Jumanji, Scary Movie, and Ride Along. oregonlive, 14 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of witted was in the 14th century

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“Witted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/witted. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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witted

adjective
wit·​ted ˈwit-əd How to pronounce witted (audio)
: having wit or understanding
used in combination
quick-witted
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