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 wittiness
But the prettiness and wittiness are Betty's; do we not all know that?Love's Usuries
And the result would be that he would kill the wittiness of the lines by burlesque.The Secrets of a Savoyard
Henry A. Lytton
A man of more wisdom than wittiness, and brain than fancy; and abler to any thing than to make verses.Microcosmography
- characterized by clever humour or wit
- archaic, or dialect intelligent or sensible
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Word Origin and History for wittiness
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