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 wittily
It is not, as Hoeke claimed, “slang” pulled from American hip-hop vernacular and wittily included in her magazine.The Rihanna Racism Storm
December 22, 2011
And at either end of the wall, wittily, are portraits of Magritte and Norman Rockwell, each wearing a truly ridiculous hat.The Art of 'Mr. Brainwash'
February 18, 2010
The Germans, as a Frenchman wittily remarked, are born with the mania of annexation.England and Germany
Emile Joseph Dillon
"I see you are in more want of troops than commanders," said he, wittily.Athens: Its Rise and Fall, Complete
"No geese but ourselves," said Mrs. Peterkin, wittily, as they returned to the house.The Peterkin Papers
Lucretia P Hale
Your room is indeed most desirable, as you just now so wittily remarked.
This criticism has already been very frequently and wittily made.Metapsychical Phenomena
- characterized by clever humour or wit
- archaic, or dialect intelligent or sensible
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Word Origin and History for wittily
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