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  1. quick-witted

    Clever, as used in England, especially implies an aptitude for study or learning, and for excellent tho not preeminent mental achievement. The early New England usage as implying simple and weak good nature has largely affected the use of the word throughout the United States, where it has never been much in favor. Smart, indicating dashing ability, is now coming to have a suggestion of unscrupulousness, similar to that of the word sharp, which makes its use a doubtful compliment. The discriminating use of such words as able, gifted, talented, etc., is greatly preferable to an excessive use of the word clever. Compare ACUMEN; ASTUTE; POWER.

    Synonyms:
    able, adroit, apt, bright, capable, clever, dexterous, expert, gifted, happy, ingenious, intellectual, intelligent, keen, knowing, quick, sharp, skilful, smart, talented

    Antonyms:
    awkward, bungling, clumsy, dull, foolish, idiotic, ignorant, senseless, slow, stupid, thick-headed, witless

Princeton's WordNet

  1. quick-wittedadjective

    mentally nimble and resourceful

    "quick-witted debater"; "saved an embarrassing situation with quick-witted tact"

    Antonyms:
    maladroit

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  1. The Colorado Springs Police Department:

    The quick-witted officers were able to get the cub into the back seat of a patrol car and brought her to nearby fire station 3, where a Department of Wildlife Ranger sedated the bear.


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  • سريعة البديهة،Arabic
  • agudoSpanish
  • terävä, nokkela, nopeaälyinenFinnish
  • QUICK-WITTEDFrench
  • מָהִיר תְפִיסָהHebrew
  • scherp van geestDutch
  • понятливый, находчивый, догадливый, сообразительныйRussian
  • விரைவான-சுட்டிTamil
  • 機智Chinese

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