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synonyms for wittily

  • intelligently
  • shrewdly
  • astutely
  • sensibly
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antonyms for wittily

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  • awkwardly
  • clumsily
  • unskillfully
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How to use wittily in a sentence

Clavering looked at her gravely with something in his eyes that puzzled Miss Schuyler, who had expected a wittily graceful speech.
THE CATTLE-BARON'S DAUGHTERHAROLD BINDLOSS
Was anything ever more daringly conceived, more wittily executed, more—but I spare the shades of Addison and Lamb.
THE INCENDIARYW. A. (WILLIAM AUGUSTINE) LEAHY
He would wittily say it wasn't Christian and wasn't science; merely the chuckleheadedness of a lot of women.
THE WRONG TWINHARRY LEON WILSON
As opponent he wittily follows Gillray, who in 1802 imagined an inoculated man as calving from his arms.
GEORGE CRUIKSHANKW. H. CHESSON
O for Paris, where, lightly and wittily, she could humble this man!
THE GREY CLOAKHAROLD MACGRATH
Someone has wittily said that only those in their anecdotage should tell stories.
TALKS ON TALKINGGRENVILLE KLEISER
The skit continues wittily enough, but it is not necessary to quote more of it.
OSCAR WILDELEONARD CRESSWELL INGLEBY
This chapter, wittily entitled (with a touch of Jansenism) "the little number of elect," would be brief were it but a catalogue.
DECADENCE AND OTHER ESSAYS ON THE CULTURE OF IDEASREMY DE GOURMONT
Charmingly spoken; it is impossible to praise more wittily what one blames, or better to praise in the very act of blaming.
FRENCH CLASSICSWILLIAM CLEAVER WILKINSON
To be sure, Taine has written very wittily: “I never thought that a truth could be of any practical use!”
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WORDS RELATED TO WITTILY

  • astutely
  • intelligently
  • sensibly
  • shrewdly
  • wittily
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