wit | noun

  • Wit is unkind. Wit laughs at and ridicules the subject of a joke, rather than humour which laughs with the subject.
  • My sparkling wit: wittiness, humour, funniness, drollery, esprit; repartee, badinage, banter, wordplay; jokes, witticisms, quips, puns.
  • She’s such a wit: comedian, humorist, comic, joker, jokester; informal wag, card, funnyman.
  • (Wits) he needed all his wits to escape: intelligence, shrewdness, astuteness, cleverness, canniness, sense, common sense, wisdom, sagacity, judgment, acumen, insight; brains, mind; informal gumption, savvy, horse sense, smarts, street smarts.
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