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quick-wittedness

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Readiness of wit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The character of being quick-witted; readiness of wit.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. intelligence as revealed by an ability to give correct responses without delay

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Examples

  • A colourful exchange that relies on the quick-wittedness and ingenuity of both parties.

    The art of banter: 'It's like a boxing match. It can be bruising'

  • However your woding was a trifle ambiguous and it is not impossible that when YOU re-read your own post to check, you spotted a slippery escape route by which to plead misinterpretation - but even if that were so - then you deserve the point anyway for quick-wittedness and low cunning, so I concede willy-nilly!

    Tony Blair: The Next Labour Prime Minister?

  • I give Sen. Obama credit for quick-wittedness, being Sen. McCain is a previous Naval officer, losing ones bearings in that context is more plausible than thinking that Sen. Obama does not know the difference between "marbles" and "bearings."

    Blitzer: Was Obama taking aim at McCain's age?

  • The salons were organized by aristocratic men and women, affording the philosophes opportunities to try out their literary wares and show off their quick-wittedness.

    The Zealotry Of Free Thinkers

  • Despite my irritation his quick-wittedness tricked me into an unwilling smile.

    The Secret of the Sealed Room

  • David Tennant is best when conveying emotion, which he does very well, and when being intellectually playful; the relish with which he demonstrateshis quick-wittedness and superior intellectapproaches pure brilliance.

    David Tennant as Hamlet at the RSC

  • And he's starting as he grows into his adolescence to show some of my uncle's quick-wittedness.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • “You are quite a match for your grandmother in quick-wittedness,” he said.

    Letters of Two Brides

  • On Never Mind The Buzzcocks he reduces Phil Jupitus to fits of giggles, and even outshines the brilliant Bill Bailey with his quick-wittedness, and as such, I thought it would be his ad-libbing that would be the highlight of the show.

    Edinburgh Fringe 2007: Simon Amstell - No Self, Pleasance Courtyard, 22.30

  • BROUNSTEIN: And Howard Stern ` s quick-wittedness is part of what attracts people to him.

    CNN Transcript Nov 12, 2007

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