What does witty mean?

Definitions for wittyˈwɪt i

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word witty.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. witty(adj)

    combining clever conception and facetious expression

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


  1. witty(Adjective)

    Wise, having good judgement.

  2. witty(Adjective)

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

  3. witty(Adjective)

    Clever; amusingly ingenious.

    His speech was both witty and informative.

  4. witty(Adjective)

    Full of wit.

    His frequent quips mark him as particularly witty.

  5. witty(Adjective)

    quick of mind; insightful; in possession of wits

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

  6. Origin: wittig, corresponding to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Witty(noun)

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

  2. Witty(noun)

    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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Voltaire:

    A witty saying proves nothing.

  2. Aristotle:

    Melancholy men are of all others the most witty.

  3. Francis Bacon:

    Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.

  4. Madame de Sevigne:

    I fear nothing so much as a man who is witty all day long.

  5. Sacha Guitry:

    You can pretend to be serious you can't pretend to be witty.

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