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Definition 1: mental ability - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where wit or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he's got plenty of brains but no common sense

Synonyms for wit in the sense of this definition

(wit is a kind of ...) the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience

Definition 2: a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for wit in the sense of this definition

(wit is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is a kind of wit ) an exceedingly good witticism that surpasses all that have gone before

(... is a kind of wit ) ribald humor

(... is a kind of wit ) verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)

"he became a figure of fun" "he said it in sport"

(... is a kind of wit ) a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine

(... is a kind of wit ) a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect

(... is a kind of wit ) a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter

"he told a very funny joke" "he knows a million gags" "thanks for the laugh" "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest" "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"

(... is a kind of wit ) adroitness and cleverness in reply

(... is a kind of wit ) a witty comment or writing

(... is a kind of wit ) a clever remark

(... is a kind of wit ) a witty remark that occurs to you too late

(... is a kind of wit ) wit having a sharp and caustic quality

"he commented with typical pungency" "the bite of satire"

(... is a kind of wit ) witty language used to convey insults or scorn

"he used sarcasm to upset his opponent" "irony is wasted on the stupid" "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own"

(wit is the domain which ... is member of) (used facetiously) refinement

(wit is the domain which ... is member of) (used facetiously) refined and well-mannered

(wit is the usage domain for ...) (facetious) a serving of an alcoholic beverage

(wit is the usage domain for ...) a harsh or humorous critic (sometimes intended as a facetious compliment)

"the honoree gave his roasters as good as he got"

Definition 3: a witty amusing person who makes jokes - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for wit in the sense of this definition

(wit is a kind of ...) someone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way

(wit is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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