1. combining clever conception and facetious expression
; - Example: "his sermons were unpredictably witty and satirical as well as eloquent"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Witty \Wit"ty\, a. [Compar. Wittier; superl. Wittiest.] [AS.
witig, wittig. See Wit, n.]
1. Possessed of wit; knowing; wise; skillful; judicious;
clever; cunning. [Obs.] "The deep-revolving witty
2. Especially, possessing wit or humor; good at repartee;
droll; facetious; sometimes, sarcastic; as, a witty
remark, poem, and the like. "Honeycomb, who was so
unmercifully witty upon the women." --Addison.
Syn: Acute; smart; sharp; arch; keen; facetious; amusing;
humorous; satirical; ironical; taunting.
[1913 Webster] Witwal
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: combining clever conception and facetious expression;
"his sermons were unpredictably witty and satirical as
well as eloquent"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
51 Moby Thesaurus words for "witty":
Attic, absurd, amusing, biting, bizarre, brilliant, clever,
diverting, droll, eccentric, entertaining, facetious, funny,
hilarious, humorous, humorsome, incongruous, jesting, jocose,
jocular, joking, joky, joshing, keen, keen-witted, laughable,
ludicrous, mordant, nimble-witted, penetrating, piercing, pointed,
priceless, probing, pungent, quaint, quick-witted, quizzical,
rapier-like, rich, ridiculous, risible, salt, salty, scintillating,
screaming, sharp, smart, sparkling, sprightly, whimsical