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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wits mean? 

WITS (noun)
  The noun WITS has 1 sense:

1. the basic human power of intelligent thought and perception

  Familiarity information: WITS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

WITS (noun)

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The basic human power of intelligent thought and perception

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Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


wits; marbles

Context examples:

he used his wits to get ahead / I was scared out of my wits / he still had all his marbles and was in full possession of a lively mind

Hypernyms ("wits" is a kind of...):

intelligence (the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience)

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