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jest

jest

 
pronunciation:
jest
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a humorous utterance or action; joke.
His comment was intended to be a jest, but, unfortunately, it was taken seriously.
synonyms:
jape, joke, quip
similar words:
gag, one-liner, prank, sally, wisecrack, witticism
definition 2: a humorous or playful manner or attitude.
They punched at each other, but it was only in jest.
synonyms:
play
antonyms:
earnest
similar words:
fun, humor, sport
definition 3: that which is laughed at or mocked; laughingstock.
synonyms:
joke, laugh
similar words:
butt, laughingstock, mockery, sport
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: jested, jesting, jests
definition 1: to act or speak in a playfully humorous manner; joke.
The bartender often jests with the customers.Were you jesting when you made that remark?
synonyms:
fool, joke, kid
similar words:
banter, clown, gag, jape, josh
definition 2: to speak mockingly or derisively.
similar words:
jeer, kid, mock, tease
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to laugh at or mock.
synonyms:
jape, joke, kid, mock, tease
similar words:
jeer, josh, laugh at, ridicule
derivation: jestful (adj.)