wit tier

witty

[wit-ee]
adjective, wittier, wittiest.
1.
possessing wit in speech or writing; amusingly clever in perception and expression: a witty writer.
2.
characterized by wit: a witty remark.
3.
British Dialect. intelligent; clever.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English wittig orig., wise. See wit1, -y1

wittily, adverb
wittiness, noun


1, 2. droll, funny, original, sparkling, brilliant. See humorous1.


1, 2. dull, stupid.
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witty (ˈwɪtɪ)
 
adj , -tier, -tiest
1.  characterized by clever humour or wit
2.  archaic, dialect or intelligent or sensible
 
'wittily
 
adv
 
'wittiness
 
n

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witty
O.E. wittig "clever, wise," from wit (n.) "intellect." Meaning "possessing sparkling wit" is recorded from 1588.
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