wittiness


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wit·ty

 (wĭt′ē)
adj. wit·ti·er, wit·ti·est
1. Demonstrating wit in expression, especially in speech or writing; clever and humorous: a witty commentator on the political scene.
2. Characterized by or having the nature of wit; funny or jocular: a witty saying.
3. Entertainingly and strikingly clever or original in concept, design, or performance: a witty sculpture; witty choreography.

wit′ti·ly adv.
wit′ti·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wittiness - a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughterwittiness - a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
subject matter, content, message, substance - what a communication that is about something is about
jeu d'esprit - a witty comment or writing
bon mot, mot - a clever remark
esprit de l'escalier - a witty remark that occurs to you too late
pungency, bite - wit having a sharp and caustic quality; "he commented with typical pungency"; "the bite of satire"
caustic remark, irony, sarcasm, satire - witty language used to convey insults or scorn; "he used sarcasm to upset his opponent"; "irony is wasted on the stupid"; "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"--Jonathan Swift
repartee - adroitness and cleverness in reply
gag, jape, jest, joke, laugh - a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
caricature, impersonation, imitation - a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
cartoon, sketch - a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine
fun, sport, play - verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously); "he became a figure of fun"; "he said it in sport"
ribaldry - ribald humor
topper - an exceedingly good witticism that surpasses all that have gone before
libation - (facetious) a serving of an alcoholic beverage
roaster - a harsh or humorous critic (sometimes intended as a facetious compliment); "the honoree gave his roasters as good as he got"

wittiness

noun
Translations
فُكاهَه، ظَرافَه، بديهَةٍ حاضِرَه
slagfærdighedvid
hnyttni, fyndni
hazır cevaplılıkzekâ

wittiness

[ˈwɪtɪnɪs] N [of person] → agudeza f, ingenio m; [of remarks, script] → lo agudo, lo ingenioso
I loved the wittiness of the scriptme encantó lo agudo or ingenioso del guión

wittiness

nWitzigkeit f

wit

(wit) noun
1. humour; the ability to express oneself in an amusing way. His plays are full of wit; I admire his wit.
2. a person who expresses himself in a humorous way, tells jokes etc. He's a great wit.
3. common sense, inventiveness etc. He did not have the wit to defend himself.
ˈwitless adjective
crazy, stupid etc.
-witted
having understanding or intelligence of a certain kind. quick-/sharp-witted.
ˈwitticism (-sizəm) noun
a witty remark etc.
ˈwitty adjective
clever and amusing. a witty person; witty remarks.
ˈwittily adverb
ˈwittiness noun
at one's wits' end
utterly confused and desperate.
keep one's wits about one
to be cautious, alert and watchful.
live by one's wits
to live by cunning rather than by hard work.
(frighten/scare) out of one's wits
(to frighten) (almost) to the point of madness. The sight of the gun in his hand scared me out of my wits.
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