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Synonyms for wit
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    liquid body substance, temper, sense of humour, brain, learning ability, mental capacity, mood, brainpower, humor, wittiness, body fluid, mentality, sense of humor, witticism, humour, bodily fluid, card, wag

  2. brain, brainpower, learning ability, mental capacity, mentality, wit(noun)

    mental ability

    "he's got plenty of brains but no common sense"

    Synonyms:
    wag, mindset, card, brainiac, mind-set, encephalon, learning ability, mental capacity, witticism, genius, brainpower, mastermind, outlook, humor, mind, wittiness, mentality, psyche, nous, humour, brain, head

  3. wag, wit, card(noun)

    a witty amusing person who makes jokes

    Synonyms:
    calling card, mental capacity, humor, shake, brainpower, bill of fare, posting, board, wittiness, poster, identity card, notice, mentality, scorecard, brain, carte, menu, carte du jour, add-in, bill, plug-in, card, lineup, waggle, learning ability, batting order, circuit board, visiting card, witticism, wag, placard, humour, circuit card

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wit

    Wit is the quick perception of unusual or commonly unperceived analogies or relations between things apparently unrelated, and has been said to depend upon a union of surprise and pleasure; it depends certainly on the production of a diverting, entertaining, or merrymaking surprise. The analogies with which wit plays are often superficial or artificial; humor deals with real analogies of an amusing or entertaining kind, or with traits of character that are seen to have a comical side as soon as brought to view. Wit is keen, sudden, brief, and sometimes severe; humor is deep, thoughtful, sustained, and always kindly. Pleasantry is lighter and less vivid than wit. Fun denotes the merry results produced by wit and humor, or by any fortuitous occasion of mirth, and is pronounced and often hilarious.

    Synonyms:
    banter, burlesque, drollery, facetiousness, fun, humor, jest, jocularity, joke, playfulness, pleasantry, raillery, waggery, waggishness, witticism

    Antonyms:
    dulness, gravity, seriousness, sobriety, solemnity, stolidity, stupidity

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    intellect, understanding, mind, sense, reason, genius, mental power, intellectual faculties, thinking principle

  2. wit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    quick perception (as of partial resemblance in things mostly unlike), keen discernment

  3. wit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    facetiousness, humor, fun, drollery, waggery, waggishness, jocularity, ATTIC SALT

  4. wit(n.)

    Synonyms:
    humorist, wag

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. wit(n)

    Synonyms:
    sense, understanding, repartee, drollery, facetiousness, jocularity, waggishness, wag, humorist

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "wit":

    imr, tmi, spirit, ingenuity, waite, witt, mind, white, humour

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How to use wit in a sentence?

  1. Mayer Amschal Rothschild:

    It requires a great deal of boldness and a great deal of caution to make a great fortune and when you have got it, it requires ten times as much wit to keep it.

  2. Felicity Jones:

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg gave us hope, a public figure who stood for integrity and justice - a responsibility Ruth Bader Ginsburg did not wear lightly, ruth Bader Ginsburg will be missed not only as a beacon of light in these difficult times but for Ruth Bader Ginsburg razor sharp wit and extraordinary humanity. Ruth Bader Ginsburg taught us all so much. I will miss Ruth Bader Ginsburg deeply.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    This fellow's wise enough to play the fool, And to do that well craves a kind of wit.

  4. James Thurber:

    The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people--that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.

  5. Lord Chesterfield, letter to his godson, December 18, 1765:

    Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it; most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves.

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Translations for wit

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  • خفة دمArabic
  • ment, divertit, entenimentCatalan, Valencian
  • vtip, důvtip, rozum, humorCzech
  • Witz, WitzboldGerman
  • agudeza, mentalidad, intelecto, humor, imaginativo, chiste, gracia, divertido, intelectualidad, ingenio, cordura, inteligencia, mordacidadSpanish
  • sukkeluus, sutkaus, nokkeluusFinnish
  • mot d'esprit, petit malin, espritFrench
  • խելքArmenian
  • arguzia, motto di spirito, spirito, senso umoristico, ingegno vivace, genio, sennoItalian
  • verstandDutch
  • forstand, vett, intellekt, viddNorwegian
  • dowcipPolish
  • agudez, agudezaPortuguese
  • schepsisRomanian
  • ум, ве́дать, остроу́мие, остря́к, ра́зум, знатьRussian
  • nükteTurkish

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