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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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wit

    Synonyms:
    mind, intellect, sense, reason, understanding, humor, ingenuity, imagination

    Antonyms:
    mindlessness, senselessness, irrationality, dulness, stolidity, stupidity, inanity, doltishness, wash, vapidity, platitude, commonplace

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:

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

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How to use wit in a sentence?

  1. William Temple:

    The first ingredient in conversation is truth, the next good sense, the third good humor, and the fourth wit.

  2. John Ray:

    The younger brother hath the more wit.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Say anything devoid of wisdom and wit on a personal account of social media, many often start putting across points in favour or against it especially when it is from a host having a lot of money; speak something that is really brainy, there is likely to be no support or counteract any mainly when the netizen is simple and ordinary.

  4. Baron Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett:

    Don't set your wit against a child.

  5. Cicero:

    The man who backbites an absent friend, nay, who does not stand up for him when another blames him, the man who angles for bursts of laughter and for the repute of a wit, who can invent what he never saw, who cannot keep a secret - that man is black at heart: mark and avoid him.


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
  • agudez, agudezaPortuguese
  • schepsisRomanian
  • ум, ве́дать, остроу́мие, остря́к, ра́зум, знатьRussian
  • nükteTurkish

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