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Meaning of WITTICISM

Pronunciation:  'witi`sizum

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.