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1. wit

noun. ['ˈwɪt'] a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter.

Synonyms

  • sport
  • laugh
  • satire
  • repartee
  • humour
  • wittiness
  • caricature
  • subject matter
  • cartoon
  • sketch
  • esprit de l'escalier
  • jeu d'esprit
  • imitation
  • caustic remark
  • bite
  • humor
  • play
  • pungency
  • ribaldry
  • mot
  • substance
  • joke
  • witticism
  • message
  • jape
  • content
  • impersonation
  • gag
  • fun
  • sarcasm
  • jest
  • irony
  • bon mot

Antonyms

  • good humor
  • ill humor
  • approval
  • disapproval

Etymology

  • witan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wite (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Wit

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  • splitt
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  • lafitte
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Example sentences of the word wit


1. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Prop it away from the surface wit a wooden dowel or pencil.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Using humor and wit as a means of social commentary has been used by writers for centuries.

Quotes containing the word wit


1. Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
- Ambrose Bierce

2. Wit is the lowest form of humor.
- Alexander Pope

3. Wit is an explosion of the compound spirit.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

2. half-wit

noun. a person of subnormal intelligence.

Synonyms

  • simple
  • moron
  • retard
  • imbecile
  • simpleton
  • changeling
  • idiot
  • mongoloid

Antonyms

  • sophisticated
  • precocious
  • rush
  • increase

3. half-wit

noun. a stupid incompetent person.

Synonyms

  • simpleton
  • nitwit
  • dimwit
  • doofus

Antonyms

  • rough
  • complex
  • difficult
  • simplicity

4. wit

noun. ['ˈwɪt'] mental ability.

Synonyms

  • brainpower
  • mental capacity
  • learning ability
  • mentality
  • brain

Antonyms

  • nonworker
  • lack
  • cry
  • sarcastic

Etymology

  • witan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wite (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. wit

noun. ['ˈwɪt'] a witty amusing person who makes jokes.

Synonyms

  • humorist
  • wag
  • humourist

Antonyms

  • natural
  • addition
  • failure
  • inactivity

Etymology

  • witan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wite (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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