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wit

noun /wit/
humour/humor; the ability to express oneself in an amusing way
agudeza, ingenio, chispa, gracia
His plays are full of wit I admire his wit.
a person who expresses himself in a humorous way, tells jokes etc
persona salada, chistoso, ingenioso
He’s a great wit.
common sense, inventiveness etc
juicio, inteligencia
He did not have the wit to defend himself.
witless adjective crazy, stupid witless
estúpido
a witless idiot.
-witted suffix having understanding or intelligence of a certain kind
de comprensión (…)
quick-/sharp-witted.
witticism /-sizəm/ noun a witty remark etc
ocurrencia, agudeza, salida
He entertained the audience with some sharp witticisms.
witty adjective ( comparative wittier, superlative wittiest) clever and amusing
ingenioso, agudo, salado, gracioso
a witty person witty remarks.
wittily adverb
ingeniosamente
wittiness noun
ingenio, agudeza
at one’s wits’ end utterly confused and desperate
desesperado
She was at her wits’ end when her daughter went missing.
keep one’s wits about one to be cautious, alert and watchful
estar despabilado, no perder la cabeza
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
vivir del cuento
He lives by his wits on the city streets.
(frighten/scare) out of one’s wits (to frighten) (almost) to the point of madness
estar muerto de miedo
The sight of the gun in his hand scared me out of my wits.
(Definition of wit from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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