Wit

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Wit->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ wit
wit
humor
wittiness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ attic wit
attic wit
attic salt
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ atticism
atticism
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ salt
salt
esprit
point
fancy
whim
drollery
pleasantry
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ farce
farce
buffoonery
fooling
tomfoolery
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ shenanigan
shenanigan
=>(U.S.)
harlequinade
&c. 599
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ broad farce
broad farce
broad humor
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ fun
fun
espieglerie
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ vis comica
vis comica
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ jocularity
jocularity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ jocosity
jocosity
jocoseness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ facetiousness
facetiousness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ waggery
waggery
waggishness
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ whimsicality
whimsicality
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ comicality
comicality
&c. 853
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ banter
banter
badinage
retort
repartee
smartness
ready wit
qui-pro-quo
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ ridicule
ridicule
&c. 856
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ jest
jest
joke
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ facetiae
facetiae
quips and cranks
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ capital joke
capital joke
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ canorae nugae
canorae nugae
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ standing jest
standing jest
standing joke
conceit
quip
quirk
crank
quiddity
concetto
plaisanterie
brilliant idea
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ merry thought
merry thought
bright thought
happy thought
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ sally
sally
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ flash of wit
flash of wit
flash of merriment
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ scintillation
scintillation
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ mot
mot
mot pour rire
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ witticism
witticism
smart saying
bon-mot
jeu d'esprit
epigram
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ jest book
jest book
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ dry joke quodlibet
dry joke quodlibet
cream of the jest
GRP: \\ N \\ 6
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ word-play
word-play
jeu de mots
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ play of words
play of words
play upon words
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ pun
pun
punning
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ double entente
double entente
&c.(ambiguity) 520
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ quibble
quibble
verbal quibble
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ conundrum
conundrum
&c.(riddle) 533
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ anagram
anagram
acrostic
double acrostic
trifling
idle conceit
turlupinade|
GRP: \\ N \\ 7
Sgm: \\ N \\ 7 \\ old joke
old joke
Joe Miller|
=>!
PARAG:Wit->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ joke
joke
jest
crack a joke
cut jokes
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ perpetrate a joke
perpetrate a joke
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ perpetrate a pun
perpetrate a pun
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ make fun of
make fun of
make merry with
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ set the table in a roar
set the table in a roar
&c.(amuse) 840
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ retort
retort
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ banter
banter
&c.(ridicule) 856
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ ridentem dicere verum
ridentem dicere verum
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ joke at one's expense
joke at one's expense
PARAG:Wit->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ witty
witty
attic
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ quick-witted
quick-witted
nimble-witted
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ smart
smart
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ jocular
jocular
jocose
humorous
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ facetious
facetious
waggish
whimsical
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ kidding
kidding
joking
puckish
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ playful
playful
&c. 840
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ merry and wise
merry and wise
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ pleasant
pleasant
sprightly
spirituel
sparkling
epigrammatic
full of point
ben trovato
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ comic
comic
&c. 853
PARAG:Wit->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ in joke
in joke
in jest
in sport
in play

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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