keen-witted

  • 1 keen-witted — index perspicacious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 keen-witted — adjective quick witted …

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  • 3 Keen — (k[=e]n), a. [Compar. {Keener} (k[=e]n [ e]r); superl. {Keenest}.] [OE. kene sharp, bold, AS. c[=e]ne bold; akin to D. koen, OHG. kuoni, G. k[ u]hn, OSw. kyn, k[ o]n, Icel. k[ae]nn, for k[oe]nn wise; perh. akin to E. ken, can to be able. [root]45 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 keen — Synonyms and related words: Attic, OK, Siberian, ablaze, absorbing, ace high, acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulent, acidulous, acrid, acrimonious, active, acute, adroit, afire, aggressive, agile, agog, alacritous, alert, algid, alive …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 5 keen — keen1 [kēn] adj. [ME kene < OE cene, wise, learned, akin to Ger kühn, bold < IE base * ĝen , to KNOW: the principal senses spring from the basic notion “capable”] 1. having a sharp edge or point; that can cut well [a keen knife, a keen… …

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  • 6 keen — [adj1] enthusiastic agog, alert, animate, animated, anxious, appetent, ardent, athirst, avid, breathless, devoted, dying to*, eager, earnest, ebullient, fervent, fervid, fierce, fond of, gung ho*, impassioned, impatient, intense, intent,… …

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  • 7 keen — I adj sharp, razor sharp, sharpened, edged, sharp edged, knife edged, fine edged, featheredged. 2. cogent, penetrating, piercing, incisive, pointed, rapier like; trenchant, mordant, mordacious, pungent; cutting, biting, stinging, scathing,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 8 witted — wit ► NOUN 1) (also wits) the capacity for inventive thought and quick understanding; keen intelligence. 2) a natural aptitude for using words and ideas in a quick and inventive way to create humour. 3) a person with this aptitude. ● be at one s… …

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  • 9 keen — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. piercing, stinging, nippy; sharp, edged, cutting, razorlike; eager, enthusiastic, ardent; acute, clever, shrewd, quick. See desire, sharpness, feeling, intelligence, cold. keen on II (Roget s IV)… …

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  • 10 nimble-witted — adj witty, spirituel, attic; brilliant, scintillating, sparkling; acute, keen, sharp, Sl. sharp as a tack; intelligent, smart, Inf. smart as a whip, Inf. brainy, bright, Inf. nobody s fool, Inf. not born yesterday, Sl. no dumbbell or dummy; sharp …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 11 nimble witted — Synonyms and related words: Attic, adroit, apt, biting, brainy, bright, brilliant, canny, clever, dexterous, droll, facetious, funny, gifted, hep, humorous, humorsome, jesting, jocose, jocular, joking, joky, joshing, keen, keen witted, knowing,… …

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  • 12 quick witted — Synonyms and related words: Attic, adroit, apt, biting, brainy, bright, brilliant, clever, dexterous, droll, facetious, funny, gifted, humorous, humorsome, jesting, jocose, jocular, joking, joky, joshing, keen, keen witted, mordant, nimble,… …

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  • 13 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,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 14 quick-witted — [adj] smart acute, agile, alert, apt, astute, brainy, bright, brilliant, canny, clever, facetious, humorous, intelligent, keen, knowing, nimble witted, on the ball*, penetrating, penetrative, perceptive, prompt, quick, quick on the draw*, quick… …

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  • 15 slow-witted — adjective Lacking a keen or swift intellect, not too bright or not too swift. Syn: dull witted Ant: bright, clever, sharp witted, witty …

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  • 16 quick-witted — adj acute, keen, shrewd, astute, Scot, and North Eng. gleg; intelligent, discerning, perspicacious, brainy, hard headed, long headed, far sighted, penetrating, thoughtful; alert, wide awake; brilliant, luminous, bright; smart, clever, foxy,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 17 quick-witted — adjective Mentally keen, alert, sharp and nimble. She was far too quick witted to miss the implications of what he was saying. See Also: witty …

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  • 18 quick-witted — clever, bright, smart, *intelligent, alert, knowing, brilliant Analogous words: ready, prompt, *quick, apt: *sharp, keen, acute: *witty, humorous, facetious …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 19 sharp-witted — adj shrewd, quick witted, keen, acute, astute, Scot, and North Eng. gleg; intelligent, critical, discerning, discriminating, perspicacious, brainy, hard headed, long headed, farsighted, penetrating, thoughtful; sagacious, judicious, prudent, wise …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 20 sharp-witted — [shärp′wit΄id] adj. having or showing keen intelligence or discernment; thinking quickly and effectively sharp wittedly adv. sharp wittedness n …

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