Witty

  • 1witty — witty, humorous, facetious, jocular, jocose are comparable when they apply to persons and their utterances and mean provoking or intended to provoke laughter or smiles. Witty (compare WIT) suggests a high degree of cleverness and quickness in… …

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  • 2Witty — 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.… …

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  • 3Witty — bezeichnet: Witty Wurm, Computer Schadsoftware Chris Witty (* 1975), US amerikanische Eisschnellläuferin Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …

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  • 4witty — [wit′ē] adj. wittier, wittiest [ME witti < OE wittig < wit, knowledge: see WIT1] 1. having, showing, or characterized by wit; cleverly amusing 2. Now Dial. intelligent; clever wittily adv. wittiness n. SYN. WITTY …

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  • 5witty — index jocular Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 6witty — O.E. wittig clever, wise; see WIT (Cf. wit) (n.) intellect + Y (Cf. y) (2). Meaning possessing sparkling wit is recorded from 1580s …

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  • 7witty — [adj] funny and clever amusing, bright, brilliant, campy*, crazy*, diverting, droll, entertaining, epigrammatic, facetious, fanciful, gay, humorous, ingenious, intelligent, jocose, jocular, joshing, keen, lively, original, penetrating, piercing,… …

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  • 8witty — ► ADJECTIVE (wittier, wittiest) ▪ showing or characterized by quick and inventive verbal humour. DERIVATIVES wittily adverb wittiness noun …

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  • 9witty — adjective (wittier; est) Date: before 12th century 1. archaic having good intellectual capacity ; intelligent 2. amusingly or ingeniously clever in conception or execution < the costumes are sumptuous and witty Virgil Thomson > < the musical&#8230; …

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  • 10witty */ — UK [ˈwɪtɪ] / US adjective Word forms witty : adjective witty comparative wittier superlative wittiest clever and funny She tried to think of something original and witty to say. a witty, intelligent, and affable man a very witty film script&#8230; …

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  • 11witty — adj. witty of (that was witty of her) * * * [ wɪtɪ] witty of (that was witty of her) …

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  • 12witty — wit|ty [ wıti ] adjective * clever and funny: a very witty script She tried to think of something original and witty to say. a witty, intelligent, and affable man ╾ wit|ti|ly adverb ╾ wit|ti|ness noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13witty — [[t]wɪ̱ti[/t]] wittier, wittiest ADJ GRADED Someone or something that is witty is amusing in a clever way. His plays were very good, very witty... He is one of those genuinely witty speakers to whom one could listen for hours. Derived words:&#8230; …

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  • 14witty — wittily, adv. wittiness, n. /wit ee/, adj., wittier, wittiest. 1. possessing wit in speech or writing; amusingly clever in perception and expression: a witty writer. 2. characterized by wit: a witty remark. 3. Brit. Dial. intelligent; clever.&#8230; …

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  • 15Witty — Recorded in several spelling forms including Witty, Wittey, Whitty and Whitey, this is a medieval English nickname surname for a bright or inventive person. It derives from the Middle English witty , meaning clever or ingenious, and the earlier&#8230; …

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  • 16witty — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. See wit. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Cleverly amusing] Syn. humorous, droll, jocose, jocular, sarcastic, facetious, amusing, funny; see also humorous . 2. [*Intelligent] Syn. sparkling, keen, quick&#8230; …

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  • 17witty — wit|ty [ˈwıti] adj using words in a clever and amusing way ▪ witty remarks ▪ Laura s very witty. &GT;wittily adv &GT;wittiness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18witty — adjective using words in a clever and amusing way: a witty speaker | witty remarks wittily adverb wittiness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19witty — wit•ty [[t]ˈwɪt i[/t]] adj. ti•er, ti•est 1) amusingly clever in perception and expression; possessing wit: a witty writer[/ex] 2) characterized by wit: a witty remark[/ex] • Etymology: bef. 900 wit′ti•ly, adv. wit′ti•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20witty — adjective /ˈwɪti/ a) Possessing a strong intellect or intellectual capacity; intelligent, skilful, ingenious. Then cam there a lady that was a wytty lady, and she seyde playnly unto the Kyng [...] that he sholde never be hole but yf that Sir&#8230; …

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