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Witty vs. Repartee — What's the Difference?

Witty vs. Repartee — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Witty and Repartee

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Witty

Showing or characterized by quick and inventive verbal humour
Marlowe was charming and witty
A witty remark
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Repartee

Conversation or speech characterized by quick, witty comments or replies
He had a quick mind and a splendid gift of repartee
Quick-fire repartee
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Witty

Demonstrating wit in expression, especially in speech or writing; clever and humorous
A witty commentator on the political scene.
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Repartee

A swift, witty reply.
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Witty

Characterized by or having the nature of wit; funny or jocular
A witty saying.
Mar 10, 2019
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Repartee

Conversation marked by the exchange of witty retorts.
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Witty

Entertainingly and strikingly clever or original in concept, design, or performance
A witty sculpture.
Witty choreography.
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Repartee

A swift, witty reply, especially one that is amusing.
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Witty

(obsolete) Wise, having good judgement.
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Repartee

A conversation marked by a series of witty retorts.
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Witty

(archaic) Possessing a strong intellect or intellectual capacity; intelligent, skilful, ingenious.
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Repartee

Skill in replying swiftly and wittily.
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Witty

Clever; amusingly ingenious.
His speech was both witty and informative.
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Repartee

To reply with a repartee
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Witty

Full of wit.
His frequent quips mark him as particularly witty.
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Repartee

To have a repartee (conversation marked by repartees)
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Witty

Quick of mind; insightful; in possession of wits.
She may have grown older, but she has grown no less witty.
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Repartee

A smart, ready, and witty reply.
Cupid was as bad as he;Hear but the youngster's repartee.
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Witty

Possessed of wit; knowing; wise; skillful; judicious; clever; cunning.
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Repartee

To make smart and witty replies.
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Witty

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

Adroitness and cleverness in reply
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Witty

Combining clever conception and facetious expression;
His sermons were unpredictably witty and satirical as well as eloquent
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