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  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.

    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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  1. 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

  2. brain, brainpower, learning ability, mental capacity, mentality, witnoun

    mental ability

    "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

  3. 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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  1. witnoun

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

  2. witnoun

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

  3. witnoun

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

  4. witnoun

    humorist, wag

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. witnoun

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

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  1. List of paraphrases for "wit":

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

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  1. John Selden:

    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.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    He is winding the watch of his wit by and by it will strike.

  3. Dan Gainor:

    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.

  4. Robertson Davies:

    The wit of a graduate student is like champagne. Canadian champagne.

  5. Jean de La Bruyère:

    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
  • խելքArmenian
  • arguzia, senno, senso umoristico, spirito, motto di spirito, ingegno vivace, genioItalian
  • verstandDutch
  • vidd, forstand, vett, intellektNorwegian
  • dowcipPolish
  • agudeza, agudezPortuguese
  • schepsisRomanian
  • знать, остроу́мие, ра́зум, остря́к, ве́дать, умRussian
  • புத்திசாலித்தனம்Tamil
  • nükteTurkish

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