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Definition of WITTICISM

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Witticism \Wit"ti*cism\, n. [From {Witty}.] A witty saying; a sentence or phrase which is affectedly witty; an attempt at wit; a conceit. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

           He is full of conceptions, points of epigram, and witticisms; all which are below the dignity of heroic verse.                                   --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

79 Moby Thesaurus words for "witticism": adage, ana, analects, aphorism, apothegm, axiom, bon mot, boutade, bright idea, bright thought, brilliant idea, byword, catchword, collected sayings, conceit, crack, current saying, dictate, dictum, distich, drollery, epigram, expression, facetiae, flash of wit, flight of wit, gag, gibe, gnome, golden saying, happy thought, jape, jest, maxim, moral, mot, motto, nasty crack, oracle, persiflage, phrase, pithy saying, play of wit, pleasantry, precept, prescript, proverb, proverbial saying, proverbs, quip, quips and cranks, repartee, retort, riposte, sally, saw, saying, scintillation, sentence, sententious expression, sloka, smart crack, smart saying, snappy comeback, stock saying, stroke of wit, sutra, teaching, text, turn of thought, verse, waggery, wisdom, wisdom literature, wise saying, wisecrack, word, words of wisdom, yak

Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]

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