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Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
Christian Nestell Bovee

Meaning of "witty" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WITTY

witty  [ˈwɪtɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WITTY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Witty is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES WITTY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Witty (computer worm)

The Witty worm is a computer worm that attacks the firewall and other computer security products written by a particular company, Internet Security Systems now IBM Internet Security Systems. It was the first worm to take advantage of vulnerabilities in the very pieces of software designed to enhance network security, and carried a destructive payload, unlike previous worms. It is so named because the phrase " insert witty message here " appears in the worm's payload. The Witty worm incident was unique in that the worm spread very rapidly after announcement of the ISS vulnerability, and infected a much smaller and presumably harder-to-infect host population than previous worms.

Definition of witty in the English dictionary

The definition of witty in the dictionary is characterized by clever humour or wit. Other definition of witty is (archaic (or dialect) intelligent or sensible.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WITTY


ability
əˈbɪlɪtɪ
activity
ækˈtɪvɪtɪ
antiquity
ænˈtɪkwɪtɪ
appropinquity
ˌæprəˈpɪŋkwɪtɪ
authority
ɔːˈθɒrɪtɪ
availability
əˌveɪləˈbɪlɪtɪ
capacity
kəˈpæsɪtɪ
celebrity
sɪˈlɛbrɪtɪ
city
ˈsɪtɪ
committee
kəˈmɪtɪ
community
kəˈmjuːnɪtɪ
equity
ˈɛkwɪtɪ
facility
fəˈsɪlɪtɪ
inequity
ɪnˈɛkwɪtɪ
iniquity
ɪˈnɪkwɪtɪ
longinquity
lɒŋˈɡɪnkwɪtɪ
obliquity
əˈblɪkwɪtɪ
propinquity
prəˈpɪŋkwɪtɪ
ubiquity
juːˈbɪkwɪtɪ
unwitty
ʌnˈwɪtɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WITTY

witney
wits
Witsie
Witt
Witte
Wittenberg
witter
Wittgenstein
Wittgensteinian
witticism
wittier
wittiest
wittily
wittiness
witting
wittingly
wittol
wittolly
witwall
witwanton

WORDS THAT END LIKE WITTY

ambitty
bitty
chitty
ditty
gritty
itty-bitty
kitty
Mitty
nitty
nitty-gritty
shitty
slitty
the nitty-gritty
titty
tough titty
Walter Mitty

Synonyms and antonyms of witty in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «WITTY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «witty» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of witty

Translation of «witty» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WITTY

Find out the translation of witty to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of witty from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «witty» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

诙谐的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ocurrente
570 millions of speakers

English

witty
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मजाकिया
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فَطِن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

остроумный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

engenhoso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিদগ্ধ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fin
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Lucu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

geistreich
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

機知に富んだ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

재치 있는
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

lucu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hóm hỉnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அறிவாற்ற்ல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विनोदी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

esprili
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

arguto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dowcipny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

дотепний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

spiritual
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

πνευματώδης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Skerp sin vir humor
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kvick
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

vittig
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of witty

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WITTY»

The term «witty» is very widely used and occupies the 19.242 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about witty

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10 QUOTES WITH «WITTY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word witty.
1
Amy Acker
Usually when people see me, they see me as more of the soft-spoken one rather than being the witty, smart-tongued character.
2
Scott Adsit
I might've been witty, but I didn't have a shtick. So, I never considered myself a comedian.
3
Martin Amis
The middle class is doing fine in fiction. But it's not what gets me going. I love the working class, and everyone from it I've met, and think they're incredibly witty, inventive - there's a lot of poetry there.
4
Annie Baker
I feel like there's an obsession with pace right now in theater, with things being very fast and very witty and very loud, and I think we're all so freaked out about theater keeping audiences interested because everybody's so freaked out about theater becoming irrelevant.
5
Bipasha Basu
My philosophy towards life is to enjoy it to the fullest and have fun. I am one of those 'laugh-out-loud' kinds. I am quirky, yet witty.
6
Saul Bellow
Conquered people tend to be witty.
7
Cyrano de Bergerac
A large nose is the mark of a witty, courteous, affable, generous and liberal man.
8
Christian Nestell Bovee
Next to being witty, the best thing is being able to quote another's wit.
9
Darren Boyd
I most enjoyed doing 'Whites,' a show BBC2 cancelled after one series. It had some beautiful, witty, charming scripts and was one of the most positive ensemble pieces I've done. I thought the end result was really special. I'm still confused about why it didn't last longer.
10
Rob Brydon
I like witty people, people who can be witty on the spot.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WITTY»

Discover the use of witty in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to witty and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Witty Words from Wise Women: Quips, Quotes, and Comebacks
Witty Words isn't just about inspiration, however. This book has attitude with a capital "A." "I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch." -Gilda Radner "I love the male body, it's better designed than the male mind.
B.J. Gallagher, 2012
2
Fancy pantry
"Well preserved, prettily pickled, candied, brandied, potted, bottled, sun-dried, and otherwise put-by elegant edibles"--Cover subtitle. 250 recipes. Includes glossary and mail-order sources.
Helen Witty, 1986
3
Wise Words & Witty Expressions
"Reneé Gatz has captured the wisdom she learned from her parents in this book. Readers will find hundred of Wise Words & Witty Expressions within these pages to help them keep things in perspective as they navigate through life.
Reneé Gatz, 2009
4
Weird and Witty Tales of Mystery
You'll be laughing even as you're sinking your teeth into these delightfully puzzling tales.
Joseph Lewis French, 2010
5
Telegram!: Modern History as Told Through More Than 400 ...
An exploration of the past 150 years of history as reflected through telegrams is organized under such categories as "Parents and Children," "Hollywood," and "Lincoln in the Telegraph Office," and ranges from humorous personal notes to ...
Linda Rosenkrantz, 2003
6
A Smile in the Mind
An exploration of humour, irony and playfulness in graphic design. This book explores so-called 'witty thinking' - arguably the most entertaining area of graphic design.
Beryl McAlhone, David Stuart, 1998
7
Calmer You: Witty Tips to Beat Everyday Stress
Her insights and experiences are situations we can all relate to, and the wise and often hilarious characters-the serene Pappu Singh, the incorrigible Chaddha ji and the indefatigable Bubbly Aunty-peppered throughout this book offer ...
Sonal Kalra, 2011
8
Rules for Aging: A Wry and Witty Guide to Life
That is the aim of my book, too. -from the Introduction And this is just the start of Roger Rosenblatt's charming and thought-provoking guide to surviving the episodes that shamelessly shave years off of our lives.
Roger Rosenblatt, 2001
9
The History of the Valorous & Witty Knight-errant Don ...
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. that I was not your squire. But, pondering well the matter, I cannot conceive why the Lady Aldonza Lorenzo — I mean the Lady Dulcinea of Toboso, of these should care whether these vanquished men which ...
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, 1908
10
All You Need to Be Impossibly French: A Witty Investigation ...
Exploring French women's passion for looking and feeling good, a British expatriate explains the secrets of French beauty, describing how French women achieve maximum effect with the least amount of effort through their passion for face ...
Helena Frith Powell, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WITTY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term witty is used in the context of the following news items.
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GSK chief sees cheap money spurring 'poor choices' in pharma M&A
Since the start of last year, biopharma has struck a whopping $460 billion worth of deals, the FT notes, and Witty thinks that signals some buyers won't end up ... «FiercePharma, May 15»
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UPDATE 2-New GSK chairman backs CEO Witty to stay at helm
... of the drugmaker's annual meeting on Thursday, Hampton told reporters he hoped that CEO Andrew Witty would continue to run GSK for a good length of time. «Reuters, May 15»
3
Hampton Becoming Glaxo Chair as Pressure Rises on CEO Witty
Philip Hampton is taking over as chairman of GlaxoSmithKline Plc as Chief Executive Officer Andrew Witty struggles to win back investors' favor. Witty, who's led ... «Bloomberg, May 15»
4
Brownsburg high school teacher killed in weekend crash
Megan Witty, 29, Coatesville, taught Spanish at Brownsburg High School. She died Saturday evening after a crash in Putnam County. It happened around 6 p.m. ... «Fox 59, Apr 15»
5
Veteran Cincinnati DB Adrian Witty granted sixth season
UC has announced via a press release that Adrian Witty has been granted a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA. The school wrote that, “[b]ased on ... «NBCSports.com, Feb 15»
6
GSK's Witty has no qualms regarding vaccines
"Generally, vaccines go through enormous amounts of testing on safety and efficacy," Witty said Wednesday from London in a conference call with reporters after ... «Philly.com, Feb 15»
7
Minnesotans Naasz, Witty Reach Finals; Croxall Wins Again And …
All eyes were on Naasz to start the night, but Dan Witty did his part to capture the attention of the hometown crowd. Starting the night as an underdog in his first ... «PR Newswire, Jan 15»
8
Glaxo CEO: Consumer health IPO may be in our future
"Future M&A in the consumer space could get quite interesting again," Witty said. With the Novartis deal still pending, nothing is planned for the near term, ... «FiercePharma, Jan 15»
9
Paul Walker's last ride: California man gets jail for stealing piece …
After the alleged theft, Witty posted a photo of the red roof panel on Twitter with the caption: "Piece of Paul Walker's car, took it off a tow truck at a stop light.". «New York Daily News, Dec 14»
10
BB&T taps Witty to lead Maryland region after Susquehanna deal …
James D. Witty's appointment will move BB&T's Corp.'s current Maryland president, Calvin Barker, to Virginia. Barker is set to go to Roanoke, where he will ... «Baltimore Business Journal, Nov 14»

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