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Synonyms for wit
wɪtwit

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittinessnoun

    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, witnoun

    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, cardnoun

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. witnoun

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

  2. witnoun

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

  3. witnoun

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

  4. witnoun

    Synonyms:
    humorist, wag

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. witnoun

    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. Maxwell Ade:

    I KEEP SWAGGING WIT SUIT,I ONLY DO BUSINESS”

  2. Liza Morales:

    I met Lamar in the ninth grade ... and was completely taken in by his wit, charm, and that devastating smile he so easily flashed at anyone he met, we dated from the 11th grade on and shared a tight bond due to a lot of things, including the fact that we both were products of broken homes.

  3. John Adams:

    [D]emocracy will soon degenerate into an anarchy, such an anarchy that every man will do what is right in his own eyes and no man's life or property or reputation or liberty will be secure, and every one of these will soon mould itself into a system of subordination of all the moral virtues and intellectual abilities, all the powers of wealth, beauty, wit and science, to the wanton pleasures, the capricious will, and the execrable cruelty of one or a very few.

  4. Heinrich Heine:

    The German is like the slave who, without chains, obeys his masters merest word, his very glance. The condition of servitude is inherent in him, in his very soul and worse than the physical is the spiritual slavery. The Germans must be set free from wit

  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.


Translations for wit

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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
  • nükteTurkish

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