quick-witted

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ADJECTIVE
  1. mentally nimble and resourceful
    saved an embarrassing situation with quick-witted tact
    quick-witted debater
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How To Use quick-witted In A Sentence

  • And when that draws sarcastic comment from the management team, his ability to offer quick-witted retorts allows him to ride the banter as effortlessly as another lunge from a desperate defender.
  • He talks as if he's on the radio - which is to say he's fluent, quick-witted and resourceful.
  • This uber-entertaining masterpiece of a sitcom embodies the extremely rare ensemble "chemistry" of Friends, the quick-witted and cutting topical relevance of Frasier, the clever multi-plot-line & thematic interweaving prowess of Arrested Development, and the blithesome, almost unnerving demonstration powerful family love reminiscent of such memorialized family classics as The Cosby Show or The Brady Bunch. Hulu.com: The Top 10 TV Comedies of 2011
  • Brenda is lewd, tough, quick-witted, hilarious - a more vivid character than any fictional personage in recent American movies.
  • Friendly banter between the two bus drivers continued with each set of supporters waving flags and indulging in quick-witted slagging.
  • It's one thing to be smart and quick-witted, but can you back it up?
  • With Mercury in Aries and the Sun in the 3rd house ruled by Mars, he was quick-witted, intellectually motivated, an avid reader and a passionate speaker.
  • But quick-witted Mrs. Holmes guessed the word had been "waif" -- poor little waif, and she began dimly to comprehend the big-hearted, rough tent-man, who had tried to guard this little foreign maid from the ignorance and evil about her. Stage Confidences
  • Confident to the point of brashness, intelligent and quick-witted - all key attributes for an MC - he's a product of his surroundings.
  • Paddy can be clever and quick-witted enough when presented with an opportunity to shirk the duties set forth in his indentures, but otherwise he's as weak-minded as a fish.
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