Synonyms and related words:
adage, ana, analects, aphorism, apothegm, axiom, bon mot, boutade, bright idea, bright thought, brilliant idea, byword, catchword, collected sayings, conceit, crack, current saying, dictate, dictum, distich, drollery, epigram, expression, facetiae, flash of wit, flight of wit, gag, gibe, gnome, golden saying, happy thought, jape, jest, maxim, moral, mot, motto, nasty crack, oracle, persiflage, phrase, pithy saying, play of wit, pleasantry, precept, prescript, proverb, proverbial saying, proverbs, quip, quips and cranks, repartee, retort, riposte, sally, saw, saying, scintillation, sentence, sententious expression, sloka, smart crack, smart saying, snappy comeback, stock saying, stroke of wit, sutra, teaching, text, turn of thought, verse, waggery, wisdom, wisdom literature, wise saying, wisecrack, word, words of wisdom, yak

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(made by one who affects wit), , , , ,

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  • Witticism — Wit ti*cism, n. [From {Witty}.] A witty saying; a sentence or phrase which is affectedly witty; an attempt at wit; a conceit. Milton. [1913 Webster] He is full of conceptions, points of epigram, and witticisms; all which are below the dignity of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • witticism — 1670s, coined by Dryden from WITTY (Cf. witty) on model of criticism …   Etymology dictionary

  • witticism — *joke, jest, jape, quip, wisecrack, crack, gag Analogous words: *wit, humor, sarcasm, satire, irony, repartee …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • witticism — ► NOUN ▪ a witty remark …   English terms dictionary

  • witticism — [wit′ə siz΄əm] n. [< WITTY + ISM, modeled on ANGLICISM, CRITICISM] a witty remark …   English World dictionary

  • witticism — UK [ˈwɪtɪˌsɪz(ə)m] / US [ˈwɪtɪˌsɪzəm] noun [countable] Word forms witticism : singular witticism plural witticisms a clever and funny remark …   English dictionary

  • witticism — [[t]wɪ̱tɪsɪzəm[/t]] witticisms N COUNT A witticism is a witty remark or joke. [FORMAL] Syn: quip …   English dictionary

  • witticism — noun Etymology: witty + cism (as in criticism) Date: 1651 a cleverly witty and often biting or ironic remark …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • witticism — /wit euh siz euhm/, n. a witty remark or sentence. [1645 55; deriv. of WITTY, modeled on criticism] Syn. joke, jest, quip, sally, wisecrack. * * * …   Universalium

  • witticism — noun /ˈwɪ.tɪ.sɪz.əm/ a witty remark …   Wiktionary

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