Origin of witty
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1, 2. droll, funny, original, sparkling, brilliant. See humorous1.
1, 2. dull, stupid.
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Examples from the Web for wittier
They are infinitely readier, smarter, and wittier than Englishmen.
Every man was wittier than his wont; every woman more radiant.The King's Mirror
Few men have been graver than Pascal; few have been wittier.Imaginary Conversations and Poems
Walter Savage Landor
Probably he is the wittier of the two; yet this might be contradicted.London Lyrics
Camille is wittier than ever, and more outspoken, cynical; yet sunny as ever.The French Revolution
- characterized by clever humour or wit
- archaic, or dialect intelligent or sensible
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Word Origin and History for wittier
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