Translation of "wit" - English-Spanish dictionary

wit

noun [ no plural ] uk /wɪt/ us /wɪt/

the ability to say things that are funny and clever

ingenio

(Translation 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.

(Translation of “wit” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)