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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A colourful exchange that relies on the quick-wittedness and ingenuity of both parties.
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!
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."
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.
Despite my irritation his quick-wittedness tricked me into an unwilling smile.
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.
And he's starting as he grows into his adolescence to show some of my uncle's quick-wittedness.
“You are quite a match for your grandmother in quick-wittedness,” he said.
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.
BROUNSTEIN: And Howard Stern ` s quick-wittedness is part of what attracts people to him.