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ˈwɪt iwit·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wittyadjective

    combining clever conception and facetious expression

    "his sermons were unpredictably witty and satirical as well as eloquent"


  1. wittyadjective

    Wise, having good judgement.

  2. wittyadjective

    Possessing a strong intellect or intellectual capacity; intelligent, skilful, ingenious.

  3. wittyadjective

    Clever; amusingly ingenious.

    His speech was both witty and informative.

  4. wittyadjective

    Full of wit.

    His frequent quips mark him as particularly witty.

  5. wittyadjective

    quick of mind; insightful; in possession of wits

    She may have grown older, but she has grown no less witty.

  6. Etymology: wittig, corresponding to.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wittyadjective

    Etymology: from wit.

    The deep-revolving, witty Buckingham
    No more shall be the neighbour to my counsels. William Shakespeare.

    Thou art beautiful in thy countenance, and witty in thy words. Judith xi. 23.

    Histories make men wise, poets witty, the mathematick subtile. Francis Bacon.

    Where there is a real stock of wit, yet the wittiest sayings will be found in a great measure the issues of chance. South.

    In gentle verse the witty told their flame,
    And grac’d their choicest songs with Emma’s name. Matthew Prior.

    Honeycomb, who was so unmercifully witty upon the women, has given the ladies ample satisfaction by marrying a farmer’s daughter. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wittynoun

    possessed of wit; knowing; wise; skillful; judicious; clever; cunning

  2. Wittynoun

    especially, possessing wit or humor; good at repartee; droll; facetious; sometimes, sarcastic; as, a witty remark, poem, and the like


  1. Witty

    The Witty worm is a computer worm that attacks the firewall and other computer security products written by a particular company, Internet Security Systems now IBM Internet Security Systems. It was the first worm to take advantage of vulnerabilities in the very pieces of software designed to enhance network security, and carried a destructive payload, unlike previous worms. It is so named because the phrase " insert witty message here" appears in the worm's payload. The Witty worm incident was unique in that the worm spread very rapidly after announcement of the ISS vulnerability, and infected a much smaller and presumably harder-to-infect host population than previous worms.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of witty in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of witty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of witty in a Sentence

  1. Aristotle:

    Melancholy men are of all others the most witty.

  2. Prof.Salam Al Shereida:

    The art of strategic decision- making includes a witty leap forward with high volition.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    An ordinary person always finds every woman to be pretty and each rich man's reply to be witty.

  4. Rayan Rashid:

    It was a pioneering group, quite popular, long before Facebook and Twitter, avijit Roy was patient, witty, elegant and mature in dealing with dissidents. Avijit Roy goal was to win them over.

  5. Charita Carter:

    Tiana invites us as her guests to go on an adventure with her in the bayou, we as the guests are active participants in this adventure. She [ Tiana ] acknowledges us and being the witty person she is she takes us on this amazing journey where we get to discover not only characters we know andlove from the film but this is an opportunity to be introduced to some new characters.

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