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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.

witty

(ˈwɪtɪ)
adj, -tier or -tiest
1. characterized by clever humour or wit
2. archaic or dialect intelligent or sensible
ˈwittily adv
ˈwittiness n

wit•ty

(ˈwɪt i)

adj. -ti•er, -ti•est.
1. amusingly clever in perception and expression; possessing wit: a witty writer.
2. characterized by wit: a witty remark.
[before 900]
wit′ti•ly, adv.
wit′ti•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.witty - combining clever conception and facetious expression; "his sermons were unpredictably witty and satirical as well as eloquent"
humorous, humourous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"

witty

witty

adjective
1. Intended to excite laughter or amusement:
2. Amusing or pleasing because of wit or originality:
Translations
فَطِنفَكِه، ظَريف ، حاضِر البديهَه
duchaplný
vittig
nokkela
domišljat
fyndinn, hnyttinn
機知に富んだ
재치 있는
duhovit
kvick
ซึ่งใช้คำพูดอย่างมีสติปัญญาและตลก
esprilihazır cevapnükteli
hóm hỉnh

witty

[ˈwɪtɪ] ADJ (wittier (compar) (wittiest (superl))) [person, remark, speech] → agudo, ingenioso
he's very witty (= clever) → es muy agudo or ingenioso; (= funny) → tiene mucha gracia

witty

[ˈwɪti] adj [speaker, writer, play, remark] → spirituel(le)

witty

adj (+er)witzig, geistreich

witty

[ˈwɪtɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → arguto/a, spiritoso/a

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.

witty

فَطِن duchaplný vittig geistreich πνευματώδης ocurrente nokkela fin domišljat arguto 機知に富んだ 재치 있는 gevat vittig dowcipny engenhoso остроумный kvick ซึ่งใช้คำพูดอย่างมีสติปัญญาและตลก esprili hóm hỉnh 诙谐的
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She was flirting her fan and laughing at the feeble jokes of a young gentleman who tried to be witty, when she suddenly stopped laughing and looked confused, for just opposite, she saw Laurie.
In the course of the defence, the witty Erskine went on to illustrate his position, by alluding to a recent crim.
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The witty officer lifted at his left ear with his thumb, made a rasping noise in his throat, and said:
This was all said merrily and laughingly, but there were times when Huldah could scarcely make up her mind whether Rebecca was trying to be witty, or whether she was jealous; but she generally decided it was merely the latter feeling, rather natural in a girl who had little attention.
Overseers will sometimes indulge in a witty word, even with the slaves; not so with Mr.
Elton, his manners did not appearbut no, she would not permit a hasty or a witty word from herself about his manners.
She was full of jokes and laughter, and before dinner was over had said many witty things on the subject of lovers and husbands; hoped they had not left their hearts behind them in Sussex, and pretended to see them blush whether they did or not.
The stone was just broad enough to accommodate, comfortably, another girl and me, at that time my chosen comrade--one Mary Ann Wilson; a shrewd, observant personage, whose society I took pleasure in, partly because she was witty and original, and partly because she had a manner which set me at my ease.
Women, as some witty Frenchman once put it, inspire us with the desire to do masterpieces and always prevent us from carrying them out.
But it could hardly be reckoned as a crime for this nobleman, a bachelor, with plenty of leisure, especially since his sisters were settled, to come and spend an hour or two after dinner in the company of a dancer, who, though not so very, very witty, had the finest eyes that ever were seen
He was not prepared for such a speech; he did not know what to say, although he wanted to say something witty.