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Wittiness vs. Wit

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Wittinessnoun

the quality of being witty

Witnoun

Sanity.

‘He's gone completely out of his wits.’;

Wittinessnoun

The quality of being witty.

Witnoun

The senses.

Wittinessnoun

a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

Witnoun

Intellectual ability; faculty of thinking, reasoning.

‘Where she has gone to is beyond the wit of man to say.’;

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Witnoun

The ability to think quickly; mental cleverness, especially under short time constraints.

‘My father had a quick wit and a steady hand.’;

Witnoun

Intelligence; common sense.

‘The opportunity was right in front of you, and you didn't even have the wit to take it!’;

Witnoun

Humour, especially when clever or quick.

‘The best man's speech was hilarious, full of wit and charm.’;

Witnoun

A person who tells funny anecdotes or jokes; someone witty.

‘Your friend is quite a wit, isn't he?’;

Witverb

Know, be aware of constructed with of when used intransitively.

‘You committed terrible actions — to wit, murder and theft — and should be punished accordingly.’; ‘They are meddling in matters that men should not wit of.’;

Witpreposition

(Southern American English) lang=en

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Witverb

To know; to learn.

‘Brethren, we do you to wit [make you to know] of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia.’; ‘Thou wost full little what thou meanest.’; ‘We witen not what thing we prayen here.’; ‘When that the sooth in wist.’;

Witnoun

Mind; intellect; understanding; sense.

‘Who knew the wit of the Lord? or who was his counselor?’; ‘A prince most prudent, of an excellentAnd unmatched wit and judgment.’; ‘Will puts in practice what wit deviseth.’; ‘He wants not wit the dander to decline.’;

Witnoun

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.

‘I will stare him out of his wits.’;

Witnoun

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.

‘The definition of wit is only this, that it is a propriety of thoughts and words; or, in other terms, thoughts and words elegantly adapted to the subject.’; ‘Wit which discovers partial likeness hidden in general diversity.’; ‘Wit lying most in the assemblage of ideas, and putting those together with quickness and variety wherein can be found any resemblance or congruity, thereby to make up pleasant pictures in the fancy.’;

Witnoun

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.

‘In Athens, where books and wits were ever busier than in any other part of Greece, I find but only two sorts of writings which the magistrate cared to take notice of; those either blasphemous and atheistical, or libelous.’; ‘Intemperate wits will spare neither friend nor foe.’; ‘A wit herself, Amelia weds a wit.’; ‘But my five wits nor my five senses canDissuade one foolish heart from serving thee.’;

Witnoun

a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

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Witnoun

mental ability;

‘he's got plenty of brains but no common sense’;

Witnoun

a witty amusing person who makes jokes

Witnoun

the capacity for inventive thought and quick understanding; keen intelligence

‘she does not lack perception or native wit’; ‘he needed all his wits to figure out the way back’;

Witnoun

good sense

‘I had the wit to realize that the only way out was up’;

Witnoun

a natural aptitude for using words and ideas in a quick and inventive way to create humour

‘his caustic wit cuts through the humbug’;

Witnoun

a witty person

‘she is such a wit’;

Witverb

have knowledge

‘I addressed a few words to the lady you wot of’;

Witverb

that is to say (used to be more specific about something already referred to)

‘the textbooks show an irritating parochialism, to wit an almost total exclusion of papers not in English’;

Wit

Wit is a form of intelligent humour, the ability to say or write things that are clever and usually funny. Someone witty is a person who is skilled at making clever and funny remarks.

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