Definitions for witwɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the keen perception and clever expression of those connections between ideas that awaken amusement and pleasure.
a person having or noted for such perception and expression.
witty speech or writing.
understanding, intelligence, or sagacity; astuteness.
Usu., wits. shrewdness; resourcefulness; ingenuity: mental faculties; senses:
to live by one's wits.
to have one's wits about one.
Idioms for wit:
at one's wit's or wits' end, drained of all ideas or mental resources; utterly confused or frustrated.
* Syn: See humor.
Origin of wit:
bef. 900; ME, OE: mind, thought, c. OFris, OS wit, OHG wizzi
witwɪt(v.t.; v.i.)wist; wit•ting.
Archaic. to know.
Idioms for wit:
to wit, that is to say; namely:
an overwhelming victory, to wit, a landslide.
Origin of wit:
bef. 900; ME; OE witan, c. OS, Go witan, OHG wizzan, ON vita; akin to L vidēre, Gk ideîn to see, Skt vidati (he) knows
wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness(noun)
a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
brain, brainpower, learning ability, mental capacity, mentality, wit(noun)
"he's got plenty of brains but no common sense"
wag, wit, card(noun)
a witty amusing person who makes jokes
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a man who was famous for his wit
to know; to learn
mind; intellect; understanding; sense
a mental faculty, or power of the mind; -- used in this sense chiefly in the plural, and in certain phrases; as, to lose one's wits; at one's wits' end, and the like
felicitous association of objects not usually connected, so as to produce a pleasant surprise; also. the power of readily combining objects in such a manner
a person of eminent sense or knowledge; a man of genius, fancy, or humor; one distinguished for bright or amusing sayings, for repartee, and the like
Wit is a form of intelligent humour, the ability to say or write things that are clever and usually funny. A wit is a person skilled at making clever and funny remarks. Forms of wit include the quip and repartee.
The Roycroft Dictionary
The thing that fractures many a friendship.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'wit' in Nouns Frequency: #2630
Translations for wit
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
humour; the ability to express oneself in an amusing way
His plays are full of wit; I admire his wit.
- مِزاج مَرِح، خِفَّة دَمArabic
- graçaPortuguese (BR)
- humor, vtipnostCzech
- der WitzGerman
- πνεύμα, χιούμορGreek
- agudeza, ingenio, chispa, graciaSpanish
- لطافت طبعFarsi
- humor, duhovitostCroatian
- fyndni, hnyttniIcelandic
- 유머, 위트Korean
- humors; asprātībaLatvian
- bersemangat; bijak dan lucu; pendapat yang tajamMalay
- vidd, vittighet,åndfullhetNorwegian
- لطافت طبعPersian
- معمولا دجمعې صيغه) پوهه، عقل، دماغي قوت، تميز، ځيركي، ذكاوت، ادراك، رسيدنه، ظرافت، ټوكمارى، ټكاله، ټوكمارPashto
- humor, vtipnosť, duchaplnosťSlovak
- nükte, espriTurkish
- 風趣Chinese (Trad.)
- sự hóm hỉnhVietnamese
- 幽默妙语Chinese (Simp.)
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