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  • 1 witty — [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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  • 2 saying — saying, saw, adage, proverb, maxim, motto, epigram, aphorism, apothegm can all denote a sententious expression of a general truth. A saying is a brief current or habitual expression that may be anonymous, traditional, or attributable to a… …

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  • 3 saying — [sā′iŋ] n. 1. the act of one who says 2. something said; esp., an adage, proverb, or maxim SYN. SAYINGSAYING is the simple, direct term for any pithy expression of wisdom or truth; a SAW2 is an old, homely saying that is well worn by repetition… …

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  • 4 saying — noun you know the old saying about all work and no play? it goes without saying Syn: proverb, maxim, aphorism, axiom, adage, saw, tag, motto, epigram, dictum, expression, phrase, formula; slogan, catchphrase …

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  • 5 Saying — A saying is something that is said, notable in one respect or another, to be a pithy expression of wisdom or truth. [1] There are a number of specific types of saying: Apothegm. “…an edgy, more cynical aphorism; such as, ‘Men are generally more… …

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  • 6 witty — 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… …

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  • 7 bon mot — n. (pl. bons mots pronunc. same or) a witty saying. Etymology: F * * * noun a clever remark • Syn: ↑mot • Regions: ↑France, ↑French Republic • …

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  • 8 ep|i|gram — «EHP uh gram», noun. 1. a short, pointed, or witty saying. Examples: “Speech is silver, but silence is golden.” “The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it” (Oscar Wilde). 2. a short poem ending in a witty or clever, and often a… …

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  • 9 Witticism — Wit ti*cism, n. [From {Witty}.] A witty saying; a sentence or phrase which is affectedly witty; an attempt at wit; a conceit. Milton. [1913 Webster] He is full of conceptions, points of epigram, and witticisms; all which are below the dignity of… …

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  • 10 epigram — noun /ˈɛpɪɡɹæm/ a) A brief but witty saying. When an epigram ones composin, b) A short, witty or pithy poem. brevity is key, See Also …

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  • 11 epigram — [ ɛpɪgram] noun a concise and witty saying or remark. ↘a short witty poem. Derivatives epigrammatic adjective epigrammatically adverb epigrammatist noun epigrammatize or epigrammatise verb …

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  • 12 epigram — ► NOUN 1) a concise and witty saying or remark. 2) a short witty poem. DERIVATIVES epigrammatic adjective. ORIGIN Greek epigramma, from gramma writing …

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  • 13 epigrammatic — epigram ► NOUN 1) a concise and witty saying or remark. 2) a short witty poem. DERIVATIVES epigrammatic adjective. ORIGIN Greek epigramma, from gramma writing …

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  • 14 mot — noun (plural mots) Etymology: French, word, saying, from Old French, from Late Latin muttum grunt more at motto Date: 1813 a pithy or witty saying …

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  • 15 mot — n. Bon mot, pithy saying, witty saying, witticism …

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  • 16 Mot — (m[o^]t; m[ o], def. 2), n. [F. See {Motto}.] 1. A word; hence, a motto; a device. [Obs.] Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] Tarquin s eye may read the mot afar. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A pithy or witty saying; a witticism. [A Gallicism] [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 17 Signature block — For the use of signatures in Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Signatures. A signature block (often abbreviated as signature, sig block, sig file, .sig, dot sig, siggy, or just sig) is a block of text automatically appended at the bottom of an e mail… …

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  • 18 Basava — (also known as Basaveshwara ( kn. ಬಸವೇಶ್ವರ) or Basavanna(ಬಸವಣ್ಣ) 1134 ndash;1196) was a philosopher and a radical social reformer. He for the first time, in the Hindu society, created an awareness on discriminatory and exploitative nature of the… …

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  • 20 bon mot — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Fr. witty saying. See wit …

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