Witty

[w_ˈɪ_t_ɪ], [wˈɪtɪ], [wˈɪtɪ]

Definitions of witty:

  1.   Especially, possessing wit or humor; good at repartee; droll; facetious; sometimes, sarcastic; as, a witty remark, poem, and the like.
  2.   Possessed of wit; given to indulge in wit; full of wit; sarcastic; smart spoken; judicious; ingenious.
  3.   combining clever conception and facetious expression; " his sermons were unpredictably witty and satirical as well as eloquent"
  4.   Possessed of wit; knowing; wise; skillful; judicious; clever; cunning.
  5.   Wittier.
  6.   Wittiest.
  7.   Having or displaying wit.
  8.   Having the faculty of arousing laughter by a bright or unusual way of expressing ideas; as, a witty person; marked by quickness and cleverness; as, witty remarks.
  9.   Wittiness.
  10.   Possessed of wit: amusing: droll: sarcastic: ( B.) ingenious.
  11.   Possessed of wit; full of wit; facetious.
  12.   Having wit; droll; facetious.
  13.   Wittily.
  14.   WHITTINESS.

Antonyms for witty:

lachrymose, hackneyed, unamusing, humorless, serious, dolorous, woeful, plaintive, grave, unfunny, tearful, hackney, witless, solemn, somber, sorry, uncomic, lame, unhumorous, corny, sober, brainless, earnest, doleful, lowbrow, humourless.


Quotes for witty:

  1. One cannot be always laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty – Jane Austen
  2. Judges ought to be more leaned than witty more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue. – Francis Bacon
  3. Next to being witty the best thing is being able to quote another's wit. – Christian Nestell Bovee
  4. A woman may have a witty tongue or a stinging pen but she will never laugh at her own individual shortcomings. – Irvin S. Cobb
  5. People who can't be witty exert themselves to be devout and affectionate. – George Eliot
  6. No woman can be handsome by the force of features alone, any more that she can be witty by only the help of speech. – Kin Hubbard
  7. I'm hopefully touring with Colin Baker next year in Perfect Strangers. I have performed with Sylvia Simms in poetry and music evenings. I would love to do those for the rest of my career- they are so fun and witty – Louise Jameson
  8. Nowadays three witty turns of phrase and a lie make a writer. – Georg C. Lichtenberg
  9. To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it. – Andre Maurois
  10. This is one of his most human and most amusing and witty novels. The characters are very Indian. I decided that I wanted to do a comedy, so this was just the right one. – Ismail Merchant
  11. No, sir, I'm not saying that charming, witty and warm copy won't sell. I'm just saying I've seen thousands of charming, witty campaigns that didn't sell. – Rosser Reeves
  12. A large nose is in fact the sign of an affable man, good, courteous, witty liberal, courageous, such as I am. – Edmond Rostand
  13. They sit there in committees day after day, And they each put in a color and it comes out gray. And we all have heard the saying, which is true as well as witty That a camel is a horse that was designed by a committee. – Allan Sherman
  14. A witty saying proves nothing. – Voltaire

Usage examples for witty:

  1. He was very witty and apparently very amiable. ” – Valerie by Frederick Marryat
  2. The illustrations drawn by himself are as witty as the verses. ” – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  3. Those thoughtful eyes, the light on the lofty brow, the delicate lips, which seemed about parting to utter some wise or witty word- he had not painted them, never, never could he have accomplished such a masterpiece. ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  4. One of the long- haired sang the champagne song, and Wurzelmann made a witty speech. ” – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  5. How the witty scoundrel accomplished that business is a matter of common history. ” – The Historic Thames by Hilaire Belloc
  6. “ Lancaster was a witty and eloquent speaker and a successful trial lawyer. ” – Memoirs of Orange Jacobs by Orange Jacobs
  7. And now, young sir, who seem as witty as you are good looking, you may, if you will, tell us your name and your business. ” – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  8. Turner to write a letter to a lady in the country, in which I did, now and then, put in half a dozen words, and sometimes five or six lines, and then she as much, and made up a long and good letter, she being mighty witty really, though troublesome- humoured with it. ” – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  9. And he longed to add something witty and careless. ” – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  10. Those who give a child a witty instead of a rational answer, do not know how dearly they often make the poor child pay for their jest. ” – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  11. “ " Some other day, then," said the young man, laughing as if he had said a very witty thing. ” – The Errand Boy by Horatio Alger
  12. “ I suppose she is very witty – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  13. And it's so quaint, and gives such a smart emphasis to things that are not in themselves very witty – Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  14. They spoke of his history, of his person, and of his works; of his witty sayings, and sarcastic replies, and of his too early fate, with much enthusiasm, and sometimes with deep feeling. ” – Robert Burns by Principal Shairp
  15. “ A witty Frenchman, who knew it well, once said that it is a country to die for, but not to live in. ” – The Vultures by Henry Seton Merriman
  16. “ To have lived twelve miles from that fruit would have disturbed him as much as it did the witty dean." ” – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  17. It is very easy to be witty sir; but I beg you will behave more respectfully to me in the presence of my children, innocent lambs! ” – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  18. Monsieur, never attempt to be witty they will put you down for a wit, and laugh at anything you say, even when you put yourself out to speak the truth. ” – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  19. “ I say with sisterly candor, " when you put your head round the school- room door, and found that you had been witty about him to his face!" ” – Nancy A Novel by Rhoda Broughton
  20. Witty as well as pretty. ” – Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw

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