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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"

Wiktionary

  1. wittyadjective

    Wise, having good judgement.

    Etymology: wittig, corresponding to .

  2. wittyadjective

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

    Etymology: wittig, corresponding to .

  3. wittyadjective

    Clever; amusingly ingenious.

    His speech was both witty and informative.

    Etymology: wittig, corresponding to .

  4. wittyadjective

    Full of wit.

    His frequent quips mark him as particularly witty.

    Etymology: wittig, corresponding to .

  5. wittyadjective

    quick of mind; insightful; in possession of wits

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

    Etymology: wittig, corresponding to .

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

Freebase

  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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Numerology

  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. The notorious.:

    Thy witty dexterousness espouses life’s aesthetic aspect.

  2. Ceci Dempsey:

    Yorgos has such a unique vision. He is very witty, he takes a lot of risks, it's a remarkable feeling to have a film with so many women in it get so many nominations.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affectation, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood.

  4. Henry W. Fowler:

    Quotation ... A writer expresses himself in words that have been used before because they give his meaning better than he can give it himself, or because they are beautiful or witty, or because he expects them to touch a cord of association in his reader, or because he wishes to show that he is learned and well read. Quotations due to the last motive are invariably ill-advised the discerning reader detects it and is contemptuous the undiscerning is perhaps impressed, but even then is at the same time repelled, pretentious quotations being the surest road to tedium.

  5. George Schlatter:

    Gary did not work. Gary played, he was a very charming, creative, witty guy who had a good time.

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    being essentially equal to something
    • A. ravening
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