HyperDic: witticism

English > 1 sense of the word witticism:
NOUNcommunicationwitticism, wit, humor, humour, wittinessa message whose ingenuity / ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
English > witticism: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA message whose ingenuity / ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter.
Synonymswit, humor, humour, wittiness
Category ofcouth(used facetiously) refinement
couth(used facetiously) refined
Narrowerbon mot, motA clever remark
caricature, imitation, impersonationA representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
cartoon, sketchA humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine
esprit de l'escalierA witty remark that occurs to you too late
fun, play, sportverbal / verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously)
jeu d'espritA witty comment or writing
joke, gag, laugh, jest, japeA humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
pungency, bitewit having a sharp and caustic quality
reparteeadroitness and cleverness in reply
ribaldryribald humor
sarcasm, irony, satire, caustic remarkwitty language used to convey insults or scorn
topperAn exceedingly good witticism that surpasses all that have gone before
Broadermessage, content, subject matter, substanceWhat a communication that is about something is about
Usagelibation(facetious) a serving of an alcoholic beverage
roasterA harsh or humorous critic (sometimes intended as a facetious compliment)
Spanishagudeza, humorada, humor, jocosidad
Catalanfacècia, gràcia, humor

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