Wit Meaning and Definition


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What is the definition Wit? What is its meaning in the dictionary? Synonyms, Related sentences, Antonyms, Example sentences, Words starting with Wit, Derivations, Words ending with Wit, How to pronounce and more...

Wit meaning

Word: Wit

How to pronounce: wɪt

Noun

Definitions:

1. Mental sharpness and inventiveness; keen intelligence.

Example sentences: "He does not lack perception or native wit"

2. A natural aptitude for using words and ideas in a quick and inventive way to create humor.

Example sentences: "A player with a sharp tongue and a quick wit"

Intransitive verb

Definitions:

1. Have knowledge.

Example sentences: "I addressed a few words to the lady you wot of"

2. That is to say (used to make clearer or more specific something already said or referred to)

Example sentences: "The textbooks show an irritating parochialism, to wit an almost total exclusion of papers not in English"


Synonyms:

wittiness

acumen

ingenuity

repartee

quickness

sagacity

quick thinking

shrewdness

intellect

intelligence

mentality

brainpower

gumption

sharpness

cleverness

keenness

witticism

nous

funnyman

jokester

joker

sense

wisdom

sanity

reason

prudence

wits

brain

head

humor

humour

wag


Derivations:

witty

witling


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Wit in Other Languages...

Spanish: Ingenio

German: Witz

French: Esprit

Italian: Ingegno

Turkish: Zeka


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