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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.
banter, burlesque, drollery, facetiousness, fun, humor, jest, jocularity, joke, playfulness, pleasantry, raillery, waggery, waggishness, witticism
dulness, gravity, seriousness, sobriety, solemnity, stolidity, stupidity
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mind, intellect, sense, reason, understanding, humor, ingenuity, imagination
mindlessness, senselessness, irrationality, dulness, stolidity, stupidity, inanity, doltishness, wash, vapidity, platitude, commonplace
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wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittinessnoun
a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
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
brain, brainpower, learning ability, mental capacity, mentality, witnoun
"he's got plenty of brains but no common sense"
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
wag, wit, cardnoun
a witty amusing person who makes jokes
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
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intellect, understanding, mind, sense, reason, genius, mental power, intellectual faculties, thinking principle
quick perception (as of partial resemblance in things mostly unlike), keen discernment
facetiousness, humor, fun, drollery, waggery, waggishness, jocularity, ATTIC SALT
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes
sense, understanding, repartee, drollery, facetiousness, jocularity, waggishness, wag, humorist
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What does WIT stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the WIT acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
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How to use wit in a sentence?
No man is the wiser for his learning. It may administer matter to work in, or objects to work upon, but wit and wisdom are born with a man.
He is winding the watch of his wit by and by it will strike.
Corden is following the Jimmy Fallon route to success – viral videos and fun instead of [the] allegedly biting wit that Noah has tried, i think Corden’s offers a more unique late-night show, less political. Noah is just reheated Jon Stewart – nowhere near as fun or funny.
The wit of a graduate student is like champagne. Canadian champagne.
Making a book is a craft, like making a clock; it needs more than native wit to be an author.
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- خفة دمArabic
- enteniment, ment, divertitCatalan, Valencian
- důvtip, rozum, vtip, humorCzech
- Witz, WitzboldGerman
- chiste, agudeza, gracia, divertido, intelectualidad, ingenio, cordura, inteligencia, mordacidad, intelecto, imaginativo, humor, mentalidadSpanish
- nokkeluus, sukkeluus, sutkausFinnish
- petit malin, esprit, mot d'espritFrench
- arguzia, senno, senso umoristico, spirito, motto di spirito, ingegno vivace, genioItalian
- vidd, forstand, vett, intellektNorwegian
- agudeza, agudezPortuguese
- знать, остроу́мие, ра́зум, остря́к, ве́дать, умRussian
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