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1. witticism

noun. 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
  • wit
  • caustic remark
  • bite
  • humor
  • play
  • pungency
  • ribaldry
  • mot
  • substance
  • joke
  • message
  • jape
  • content
  • impersonation
  • gag
  • fun
  • sarcasm
  • jest
  • irony
  • bon mot

Antonyms

  • lack
  • cry
  • sarcastic
  • unsarcastic

Etymology

  • -icism (English)
  • wit (English)
  • witan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Sentences with witticism


1. Noun, singular or mass
England and America are two countries divided by a common language is a witticism attributed to the playwright George Bernard Shaw, a native of Ireland.

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