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wit

noun (HUMOUR)    /wɪt/
C1 [S or U] the ability to use words in a clever and humorous way: a woman of great intelligence and wit Her conversation sparkled with her own subtle blend of wit and charm . He was known for his dry / ready / sharp wit. → See also witticismHumour and humorous [C] a person who is skilled at using words in a clever and humorous way: Sydney Smith , a notable wit, once remarked that he never read a book before he reviewed it because it might prejudice his opinion of it.Intelligent people
(Definition of wit noun (HUMOUR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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