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witticism
used in Notes from the Underground

3 uses
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Definition
a clever, funny remark
  • You know that your witticisms are not witty, but you are evidently well satisfied with their literary value.
    1.11 — Part 1 Chapter 11 (26% in)
  • I hated the abrupt self-confident tone of his voice, his admiration of his own witticisms, which were often frightfully stupid, though he was bold in his language; I hated his handsome, but stupid face (for which I would, however, have gladly exchanged my intelligent one), and the free-and-easy military manners in fashion in the " 'forties."
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (12% in)
  • I had imagined, on the contrary, that on coming in he would at once break into his habitual thin, shrill laugh and fall to making his insipid jokes and witticisms.
    2.4 — Part 2 Chapter 4 (11% in)

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