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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
References in classic literature ?
For blustering, burly, selfish King Henry loved the gentle witty lawyer, and again and again made use of his wits.
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He was no prude and could laugh as well as anyone at the witty immorality of a farce at the Palais Royal, but here was nothing but filth.
In one sense, the pupil's witty answer might be given by a large majority of sublunary beings.
In the home of the witty abbe dwelt incessant laughter; there all the items of the day had their source and were so quickly transformed, misrepresented, metamorphosed, some into epigrams, some into falsehoods, that every one was anxious to pass an hour with little Scarron, listening to what he said, reporting it to others.
You have no reason to envy him on that score, for I owe to you the pleasure of knowing him," replied the witty woman, with a smile which recalled Marie Michon to Aramis and to Athos.
Sedley and the young lady; for the conversation, as may be judged from the foregoing specimen, was not especially witty or eloquent; it seldom is in private societies, or anywhere except in very high- flown and ingenious novels.
He described the balls at Government House, and the manner in which they kept themselves cool in the hot weather, with punkahs, tatties, and other contrivances; and he was very witty regarding the number of Scotchmen whom Lord Minto, the Governor-General, patronised; and then he described a tiger-hunt; and the manner in which the mahout of his elephant had been pulled off his seat by one of the infuriated animals.
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.
While all were, as has been said, observing him, suddenly from among the duennas and handmaidens the impudent and witty Altisidora lifted up her voice and said in pathetic tones:
He spoke with such self-confidence that his hearers could not be sure whether what he said was very witty or very stupid.
He was thought witty, thanks to his foible for relating a quantity of anecdotes on the reign of Louis XV.