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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.
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Adv.1.wittily - in a witty manner; "he would wittily chime into our conversation"
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Translations
بِظَرافَه، بِفُكاهَه
szellemesen
hnyttilega
hazırcevaplılıklanüktelizekîce

wittily

[ˈwɪtɪlɪ] ADV (= cleverly) → ingeniosamente; (= amusingly) → con gracia, de modo divertido
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wittily

[ˈwɪtɪli] advspirituellement
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

wittily

adv (= humorously)witzig, geistreich
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

wittily

[ˈwɪtɪlɪ] advargutamente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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References in classic literature ?
For saith Pliny, very wittily, In commending another, you do yourself right; for he that you commend, is either superior to you in that you commend, or inferior.
A humorous reply appeared in the February number of the Bulletins de la Societe Geographique of Geneva, which very wittily showed up the Royal Society of London and their phenomenal sturgeon.
de la S-, the most Scandinavian- looking of Provencal squires, fair, and six feet high, as became a descendant of sea-roving Northmen, authoritative, incisive, wittily scornful, with a comedy in three acts in his pocket, and in his breast a heart blighted by a hopeless passion for his beautiful cousin, married to a wealthy hide and tallow merchant.
There is no manner of vice that reigneth in any estate of man which this writer hath not godly, learnedly, and wittily rebuked."*
You made the observation yourself just now very aptly and wittily." (Raskolnikov had made no observation of the kind.) "One gets into a muddle!
This was the origin of those who were wittily termed Tulchan*
His conversation was always sprinkled with wittily original, finished phrases of general interest.
"Madam" (I wrote wittily), "I have no desire to exult over you, yet I should show a lamentable obtuseness to the irony of things were I not to dedicate this little work to you.
"Tell him also that I am acquainted with all the details of the adventure at Amiens; that I will have a little romance made of it, wittily turned, with a plan of the garden and portraits of the principal actors in that nocturnal romance."
Besides, as he wittily added, a chief merit in a dwelling was to present a front on whichever side it might happen to be seen; for, as it was exposed to all eyes in all weathers, there should be no weak flank for envy or unneighborly criticism to assail.
he asked himself plaintively, then arose to respond cleverly and wittily to a clever and witty toast.
His real position in the matter was once well and wittily described by his partner, Enos M.