sharp-witted

sharp-witted
I
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. bright, smart, discriminating; see intelligent 1 .
II
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
saber-witted, rapier-witted, quick-witted, keen, acute, intelligent, astute, *on the ball, bright, smart, alert.
ANT.: dull, slow, stupid, bovine
III
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Mentally quick and original: alert, bright, clever, intelligent, keen1, quick, quick-witted, sharp, smart. Idiom: smart as a whip. See ABILITY.

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