witty

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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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I wish I could be wittier, funnier and a more likeable person.
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