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Definition of Wit

Wit

  1. of Wit
  2. To know; to learn.
  3. Mind; intellect; understanding; sense.
  4. A mental faculty, or power of the mind; -- used in this sense chiefly in the plural, and in certain phrases; as, to lose one's wits; at one's wits' end, and the like.
  5. Felicitous association of objects not usually connected, so as to produce a pleasant surprise; also. the power of readily combining objects in such a manner.
  6. A person of eminent sense or knowledge; a man of genius, fancy, or humor; one distinguished for bright or amusing sayings, for repartee, and the like.

Wit Quotations

Brevity is the soul of wit. - William Shakespeare
Brevity is the soul of wit.
William Shakespeare

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit. - William Shakespeare
Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
William Shakespeare

It takes great wit and interest and energy to be happy. The pursuit of happiness is a great activity. One must be open and alive. It is the greatest feat man has to accomplish.
Robert Herrick

Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark.
Germaine Greer

Wit is the epitaph of an emotion.
Friedrich Nietzsche
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Wit Translations

wit in Dutch is spriet, boegspriet
wit in German is Verstand, Witz
wit in Italian is giudizio
wit in Latin is sal, lepor lepos
wit in Portuguese is sagacidade
wit in Swedish is vett, kvickhet, kvickhuvud
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