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Spanish translation of “wit”


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 He’s a great wit. common sense, inventiveness etc He did not have the wit to defend himself. witless adjective crazy, stupid etc a witless idiot. -witted having understanding or intelligence of a certain kind
de comprensión (…)
witticism /-sizəm/ noun a witty remark etc He entertained the audience with some sharp witticisms. witty adjective clever and amusing a witty person witty remarks. wittily adverb
wittiness noun at one’s wits’ end utterly confused and desperate 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 He lives by his wits on the city streets. (frighten/scare) out of one’s wits (to frighten) (almost) to the point of madness 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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