See also: Witty
- (obsolete) Wise, having good judgement.
1485 July 31, Thomas Malory, “(please specify the chapter)”, in [Le Morte Darthur], (please specify the book number), [London]: Enprynted and fynysshed in thabbey Westmestre [by William Caxton], OCLC 71490786; republished as H[einrich] Oskar Sommer, editor, Le Morte Darthur by Syr Thomas Malory; the Original Edition of William Caxton Now Reprinted and Edited with an Introduction and Glossary by H. Oskar Sommer, Ph.D.; with an Essay on Malory’s Prose Style by Andrew Lang, London: Published by David Nutt, in the Strand, 1889, OCLC 890162034:, Bk.VIII, Ch.viij:
- Then cam there a lady that was a wytty lady, and she seyde playnly unto the Kyng […] that he sholde never be hole but yf that Sir Trystrames wente into the same contrey than the venym came fro, and in that contrey sholde he be holpyn, other ellys never.
- (archaic) Possessing a strong intellect or intellectual capacity; intelligent, skilful, ingenious.
- Clever; amusingly ingenious.
His speech was both witty and informative.
- Full of wit.
His frequent quips mark him as particularly witty.
- Quick of mind; insightful; in possession of wits.
She may have grown older, but she has grown no less witty.
possessing a strong intellect or intellectual capacity
clever; amusingly ingenious
full of wit