Definitions for: Witticism


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



Webster (1913) 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.

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

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