Part of speech: noun

A witty or clever saying.

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Usage examples "witticism":

  1. He was so delighted at having discovered within him a hitherto unsuspected vein of humour that he tried again, and won instant recognition of his brilliant talent with the inspired witticism, " Walks about in Varmer Chegwidden's clothes, and says he never stole 'em." - "Furze the Cruel", John Trevena.
  2. But this particular witticism did not bother her in the least, perhaps because she realized how pat the comparison was. - "Then I'll Come Back to You", Larry Evans.
  3. If a few men of character indulge in witticism, at once subtle and refined, they are misunderstood; soon, tired of giving without receiving, they remain at home, and leave fools to reign over their territory. - "The Thirteen", Honore de Balzac.