Die Übersetzung von "wit" - Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch


noun /wit/

humour; the ability to express oneself in an amusing way

His plays are full of wit
I admire his wit.

a person who expresses himself in a humorous way, tells jokes etc

homme, femme d’esprit
He’s a great wit.

common sense, inventiveness etc

bon sens
He did not have the wit to defend himself.
witless adjective

crazy, stupid etc

a witless idiot.

having understanding or intelligence of a certain kind

à l’esprit (…)
witticism /-sizəm/ noun

a witty remark etc

mot d’esprit
He entertained the audience with some sharp witticisms.
witty adjective

clever and amusing

a witty person
witty remarks.
wittily adverb

avec beaucoup d’esprit
wittiness noun

at one’s wits’ end

utterly confused and desperate

à bout de ressources
She was at her wits’ end when her daughter went missing.
keep one’s wits about one

to be cautious, alert and watchful

rester attentif
You need to keep your wits about you as there a lot of pickpockets around.
live by one’s wits

to live by cunning rather than by hard work

vivre d’expédients
He lives by his wits on the city streets.
(frighten/scare) out of one’s wits

(to frighten) (almost) to the point of madness

faire une peur bleue (à)
The sight of the gun in his hand scared me out of my wits.

(Die Übersetzung von "wit" von PASSWORT Englisch-Französisch Wörterbuch © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)