What is another word for witticism?

Pronunciation: [wˈɪtɪsˌɪzəm] (IPA)

Witticism is a humorous or clever remark that is intended to entertain or amuse others. There are many synonyms for this word, such as quip, jest, pun, wisecrack, joke, crack, gag, jape, one-liner, and bon mot. A quip is a brief and witty remark. A jest is a humorous comment or action that is intended to be amusing. A pun is a play on words that has a humorous effect. A wisecrack is a clever and sarcastic comment. A joke is a story or remark that is intended to be funny. A crack is a witty and often sarcastic remark. A gag is a joke that is so funny that it causes laughter. A jape is a playful and often mischievous joke. A one-liner is a witty remark that is delivered in a single line. A bon mot is a clever and witty remark.

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What are the hypernyms for Witticism?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for witticism?

Witicism refers to a clever or amusing statement, but not everything is humorous or clever. Thus, antonyms for witticism include serious, dull, unimaginative, humorless, uninspiring, insipid, and tedious. Seriousness is the total opposite of witticism since the latter is known for its humorous and light-hearted tone. Dullness is an antonym because witticism is exciting, while a dull statement is entirely uninteresting. Similarly, uninspired and insipid speech is mundane and unmemorable, whereas a witticism is memorable and amusing. Finally, tedious and witticism do not go hand in hand since witticism is quick-witted, whereas tedious describes something dull and overly detailed.

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Usage examples for Witticism

Sheard laughed, treating the words as a witticism, and hurried away.
"The Sins of Séverac Bablon"
Sax Rohmer
"That's merely my illustration of the fact," said Gage severely, as deprecating cheap witticism in business discussions.
"A Poached Peerage"
William Magnay
"We read the witticism of brilliant conversera in some diary or journal, often ill recorded, imperfectly given, always unaccompanied by the accessories of the scene wherein they occurred.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever

Famous quotes with Witticism

  • An epigram is a flashlight of a truth; a witticism, truth laughing at itself.
    Minna Antrim
  • Of all failures, to fail in a witticism is the worst, and the mishap is the more calamitous in a drawn-out and detailed one.
    Walter Savage Landor
  • A man of remarkable genius may afford to pass by a piece of wit, if it happens to border on abuse. A little genius is obliged to catch at every witticism indiscriminately.
    William Shenstone
  • "I saw that my witticism was unperceived and quietly replaced it in the treasury of my mind."
    Brian O'Nolan

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