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ˈwɪt iwit·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. witty(adj)

    combining clever conception and facetious expression

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

Wiktionary

  1. witty(Adjective)

    Wise, having good judgement.

    Etymology: wittig, corresponding to .

  2. witty(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: wittig, corresponding to .

  3. witty(Adjective)

    Clever; amusingly ingenious.

    His speech was both witty and informative.

    Etymology: wittig, corresponding to .

  4. witty(Adjective)

    Full of wit.

    His frequent quips mark him as particularly witty.

    Etymology: wittig, corresponding to .

  5. witty(Adjective)

    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. 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

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. Thomas Hobbes:

    Such is the nature of men, that howsoever they may acknowledge many others to be more witty, or more eloquent, or more learned; yet they will hardly believe there be many so wise as themselves.

  2. John Selden:

    He that will give himself to all manner of ways to get money may be rich; so he that lets fly all he knows or thinks may by chance be satirically witty. Honesty sometimes keeps a man from growing rich, and civility from being witty.

  3. Sacha Guitry:

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

  4. George Eliot, Middlemarch, Ch 8:

    But pride only helps us to be generous; it never makes us so, any more than vanity makes us witty.

  5. 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.

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