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Another word for wit

  1. The faculty of thinking, reasoning, and acquiring and applying knowledge

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  3. A person whose words or actions provoke or are intended to provoke amusement or laughter

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Synonym Study

  • Repartee refers to the ability to reply or retort with quick, skillful wit or humor
  • Satire applies to the use, especially in literature, of ridicule, sarcasm, irony, etc. in exposing and attacking vices or follies
  • Irony refers to the humor implicit in the contradiction between literal expression and intended meaning or in the discrepancy between appearance and reality in life
  • Humor is applied to the ability to perceive and express that which is comical, ludicrous, or ridiculous, but connotes kindliness, geniality, sometimes even pathos, in the expression and a reaction of sympathetic amusement from the audience
  • Wit refers to the ability to perceive the incongruous and to express it in quick, sharp, spontaneous, often sarcastic remarks that delight or entertain