American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having or exhibiting keenly perceptive intellect.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having an acute mind.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having an acute or nicely discerning mind.
“He built a reputation as a sharp-witted economics commentator at international conferences, establishing contacts with many top U.S. academics.”
“The former LA Law star joins in a recurring role as Kendall, an intelligent and sharp-witted beauty who commits corporate espionage and has to lie to get out of it.”
“She's as sharp-witted as she was 20-plus years ago.”
“Meanwhile, the plain but sharp-witted Alice remains on her father's isolated estate, serving as curator to his strange and vast Collection under the watchful eye of the malevolent Dr. Cattermole.”
“Beautiful, sharp-witted and no less sharp-tongued, she was 17 when she arrived at court in 1521, after two years soaking up the modish graces and affectations of the French court.”
“Benítez's conception of the match was to look irrelevant as Tottenham produced bold and sharp-witted attacking on their own pitch.”
“The Names of Love' "Our two families embody France," says Baya Benmahmoud, the delightful heroine of Michel Leclerc's sharp-witted, sometimes surreal and largely autobiographical French-language comedy, which he directed from a script he wrote with Baya Kasmi.”
“Barbara Ehrenreich, the sharp-witted author of "Nickel and Dimed" and "Bright-Sided," adds a slightly more sinister angle.”
“This is not to say this series is a downer—Roach is sharp-witted and funny, and boxing's chintzy glamour, as always, offers an irresistible backdrop.”
“Set in the 18th century, the popular film parodied the foibles of the English aristocracy and helped Ms. York, as the virginal, sharp-witted Sophie Western, establish herself as a sought-after actress.”
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