witticism


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words or actions intended to excite laughter or amusement

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Considering the witticism, the quip, the bon mot, or whatever, one thinks immediately of Oscar Wilde.
He also shows his intellectual utopias like 'the city of 3 million habitants' born from a joke, as the originality of the cosmic dimension of his architecture but also the witticism of his personality as: the monk and the scholar/the modern man and the naked man/the athlete and the searcher.
A witticism attributed to Robert Solow holds that, "We can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics.
If a witticism is an epigram on the death of a feeling, this book is an epigram on the death of a liberal.
Researchers in the United States and Italy would like to turn this witticism in a practical direction.
Rauch and his talented ensemble rapidly deal the audience witticism upon witticism, like flash cards in a math class, almost as if to say, "Miss that one?
He seldom uses a dull word where a witticism or a sardonic jibe will do-Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur "disappeared into the maw of the movies, where they made a great deal of money but produced nothing worth remembering.
UNCLE Grumpy's 'Beauty and the Beast' witticism (Examiner Letters, August 13) misses the real issue.
The boxer rendered his mighty but dim sparring partner speechless with a little witticism.
The score is to bring into play the surnames of the England team, using a tad of poetic licence with the odd witticism thrown in.
He'd undoubtedly have found it fascinating in the extreme and worthy of fresh witticism, and whatever his words to the wise might have been, a chuckle about life's rich strangeness and delights would have provided the undercurrent.
Painted text is now such a familiar form that to employ it without descending into snarky conceptual witticism or half-baked sociopolitical "statement" is a genuine achievement.
A short poem treating concisely, pointedly, and often satirically a single thought or event and often ending with a witticism or ingenious turn of thought.
The story is told in the first person, and Lucy''s sarcastic tone and constant witticism can become tiresome at times.