Wittier
Witty Wit"ty, a. [Compar. {Wittier}; superl. {Wittiest}.] [AS. witig, wittig. See {Wit}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. Possessed of wit; knowing; wise; skillful; judicious; clever; cunning. [Obs.] ``The deep-revolving witty Buckingham.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Especially, possessing wit or humor; good at repartee; droll; facetious; sometimes, sarcastic; as, a witty remark, poem, and the like. ``Honeycomb, who was so unmercifully witty upon the women.'' --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Acute; smart; sharp; arch; keen; facetious; amusing; humorous; satirical; ironical; taunting. [1913 Webster]


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