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Translation of "wit" - English-Spanish dictionary

wit

noun [no plural]   /wɪt/
the ability to say things that are funny and clever ingenio
(Definition of wit from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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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