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  • adj.bright
  • adj.mentally keen

synonyms for sharp-witted

  • acute
  • astute
  • clever
  • discriminating
  • intelligent
  • quick-witted
  • smart
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How to use sharp-witted in a sentence

A sob rose in her throat, and broke from her lips transformed into a trembling, sharp, glad cry.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
It was one of those long moments that makes a fellow draw his breath sharp when he thinks about it afterward.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Mrs. Vivian had hardly spoken when the sharp little vibration of her door-bell was heard in the hall.
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
Whatever you do, don't write a word to that Carr friend of yours; he's as sharp as a two-edged sword.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
The farmer told him it was six miles; "but," he added, "you must ride sharp, or you will get a wet jacket before you reach it."
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
He was a pretty bright sort, that same Goodell, quick-witted, nimble of tongue above the average Englishman.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
A month later, he turned sharp round, ere half a morning walk was completed, and stumped back to the house.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
I played up one octave, and then I wished to go on by placing my first finger on F sharp.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
Madame Lebrun grew a trifle hysterical; Robert called his brother some sharp, hard names.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
There is a sharp curve in the permanent way outside the station, so that a train is on you all of a sudden.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO SHARP-WITTED

  • acute
  • astute
  • critical
  • discerning
  • discriminating
  • incisive
  • keen
  • penetrative
  • perceptive
  • perspicacious
  • profound
  • quick
  • quick-witted
  • sagacious
  • searching
  • sharp
  • sharp-witted
  • shrewd
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.