Definition of 'wit'
Example sentences containing 'wit'
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His career was sustained by a famously dry wit. Times, Sunday Times (2017)With her quick wit she has quickly become a fan favourite. The Sun (2016)You have the steady nerves and sharp wits to pass a test and prove the doubters wrong. The Sun (2016)The audience rewards you for quick thinking and wit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was also a great listener who put others at ease with his deferential manner and dry wit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Please help as we are at our wits' end. The Sun (2016)My boyfriend is at his wits' end. The Sun (2017)I love the surprises and the gravitas and the brilliance and the wit. The Sun (2016)He had a dry wit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He was loved for his genial sportsmanship and dry wit. Times, Sunday Times (2015)When writing a script it is far more entertaining to use wit and humour than mindless violence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His wit was loved especially because of the great solemnity with which it was delivered. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Wit and intelligence are infinitely more potent than mere youth. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She has a wit that always makes me chuckle. Christianity Today (2000)Politicians also get the sharp end of his wit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Pop and jazz standards delivered with wit and wisdom by urbane vocalist. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We all enjoyed his quick wit and his skill as a raconteur. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Yet they sell it with a sharp wit that blends into an excitingly fluent physicality. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His ready wit could become very sharp and acerbic. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It cannot be beyond the wit of man. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Instead we survive by means of our wits. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We can use our wits and freedom of movement to bounce back. The Sun (2011)He loves pitting his wits against the big four. The Sun (2009)Their banners and slogans display wit and intelligence. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is a production of charm, wit and intelligence. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They are at their wits' end. The Sun (2011)What his first recital lacked was the subtle shading, delicacy and wit to bring less stormy movements to life. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Often it successfully makes a virtue of intimacy and simplicity, bringing wit and humanity to a work susceptible to hollow spectacle. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But his midfield ace insists'the gaffer' is far more than just a quick wit and repartee act. The Sun (2010)OK, it does not quite match some of the old Bond scripts for sparkling wit and repartee. The Sun (2010)
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Translations for 'wit'
British English: wit /wɪt/ NOUN
Wit is the ability to use words or ideas in an amusing and clever way.
He writes beautifully and with great wit.
- American English: wit
- Arabic: فِطْنَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: perspicácia
- Chinese: 智力
- Croatian: domišljatost
- Czech: důvtip
- Danish: vid
- Dutch: scherpzinnigheid
- European Spanish: ingenio
- Finnish: nokkeluus
- French: esprit sens de la répartie
- German: geistige Wendigkeit
- Greek: ευστροφία
- Italian: arguzia
- Japanese: 機知
- Korean: 재치
- Norwegian: vett
- Polish: dowcip
- European Portuguese: perspicácia
- Romanian: umor
- Russian: остроумие
- Spanish: ingenio
- Swedish: intellekt
- Thai: คำพูดหรือข้อเขียนที่แสดงเชาน์ปัญญา
- Turkish: nükte
- Ukrainian: дотепність
- Vietnamese: sự hóm hỉnh
Definition of wit from the Collins English Dictionary
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