See more synonyms for witty on Thesaurus.com adjective, wit·ti·er, wit·ti·est.
- possessing wit in speech or writing; amusingly clever in perception and expression: a witty writer.
- characterized by wit: a witty remark.
- British Dialect. intelligent; clever.
Origin of witty
before 900; Middle English; Old English wittigRelated formswit·ti·ly, adverbwit·ti·ness, noun
orig., wise. See wit1
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Related Words for wittinessrejoinder
Examples from the Web for wittiness
Historical Examples of wittiness
But the prettiness and wittiness are Betty's; do we not all know that?
And the result would be that he would kill the wittiness of the lines by burlesque.
A man of more wisdom than wittiness, and brain than fancy; and abler to any thing than to make verses.
British Dictionary definitions for wittiness
Derived Formswittily, adverbwittiness, noun adjective -tier or -tiest
- characterized by clever humour or wit
- archaic, or dialect intelligent or sensible
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Word Origin and History for wittiness
Old English wittig "clever, wise;" see wit (n.) "intellect" + -y (2). Meaning "possessing sparkling wit" is recorded from 1580s.
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