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Meaning of WITTICISM

Pronunciation:  'witi`sizum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
 

WITTICISM is a 9 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: humor, humour, wit, wittiness
 
 See Also: bon mot, caricature, cartoon, caustic remark, content, fun, gag, imitation, impersonation, irony, jape, jest, jeu d'esprit, joke, laugh, message, mot, play, repartee, ribaldry, sarcasm, satire, sketch, sport, subject matter, substance, topper, wheeze, yak

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wit"ti*cism\, n. [From {Witty}.]
A witty saying; a sentence or phrase which is affectedly
witty; an attempt at wit; a conceit. --Milton.

      He is full of conceptions, points of epigram, and
      witticisms; all which are below the dignity of heroic
      verse.                                   --Addison.

 

 

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