Character 4
Hyphenation jest
Pronunciations /dʒɛst/

Definitions and meanings of "Jest"

What do we mean by jest?

A playful or frivolous mood or manner. noun

A playful remark; a witticism or joke. noun

A playful or amusing act; a prank. noun

An object of ridicule; a laughingstock. noun

To make witty or amusing remarks. intransitive verb

To act in a playful or facetious manner. intransitive verb

To tell stories or romances. See gest, verb

I can not geste, rum, raf, ruf, by letter

To trifle (with); amuse or entertain by words or actions; treat as trifling.

To say or do something intended to amuse or cause laughter.

To take part in a mask or sport; engage in mock combat; just.

To utter in jest or sport.

To apply a jest to; joke with; banter; rally.

A common dialectal form of just.

An act; deed; achievement; exploit; gest. See gest, n. noun

A tale of achievement or adventure; a story; romance. See gest, n., 2. noun

A mask; masquerade; pageant. noun

A spoken pleasantry; a laughable or intentionally ludicrous saying; a witticism; a joke; a sally. noun

An acted pleasantry; a, jocular or playful action; something done to make sport or cause laughter. noun

The object of laughter, sport, or mockery; a laughing-stock. noun

An act performed for amusement; a joke.

Someone or something that is ridiculed; the target of a joke.

A deed; an action; a gest.

A mask; a pageant; an interlude.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Jest

The word "jest" in example sentences

Reverting to Baby-Talk nicknames, even in jest, is just another nail in the coffin of this blogs masculinity. ❋ Unknown (2010)

The other thing I say only mildly in jest is that the more you know about the Emmys, the more plugged-in you feel you are, the worse you do in your predictions. ❋ Unknown (2007)

Many a true thing said in jest, but we were all thinking it. on April 4, 2010 at 12: 25 pm Stressedoutcop ❋ Inspector Gadget (2010)

The column was written in jest for the Hollywood crowd. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Wow, it is amazing how one word, spoken in jest, brings out the bigot in people. ❋ Unknown (2009)

He had then suggested in jest, "Sun Pharma should be a good story [to write about] even without Taro." ❋ T. Surendar (2010)

It was meant in jest and most people take it in jest. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Some still call it "northern aggression," half in jest -- and argue that the war was fought because of "states 'rights," but the fact is that the only states 'right over which the South was willing to fight was the right to enslave human beings. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Bryan, the "human cloning" quip may be in jest, but it's typical of the wrongheaded thinking about how to "solve" liberal media bias - the value of access to cloning obviously can't be restricted to libertarians. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Stinespring may have said that in jest, but that statement isn't all that ridiculous considering the role Smith has played in recent weeks. ❋ Mark Giannotto (2010)

Without that context, viewers have no way of knowing that some of the lines clearly were said in jest, and they are instead presented as if Kasich is serious. ❋ Unknown (2010)

But it was all in jest, the mayor's loyal aide assured. ❋ Unknown (2010)

All in jest, but two lawyers filed competing motions asking that the judge order them not to use their accents in court. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The day before, Francis Maude described Danny Alexander as to his right – OK, half in jest – but he is backed up by Michael Gove who is also telling anyone who will listen that Alexander is the most right wing member of the cabinet. ❋ Allegra Stratton (2010)

Google CEO Eric Schmidt didn't help the company's growing image problem during an interview last week when he said, perhaps in jest, that those concerned with its photographing of streets and homes should "just move." ❋ Cecilia Kang (2010)

The only way to know if councillor John Dixon was saying in jest would be to ask him. ❋ Hannah Waldram (2010)

Google CEO Eric Schmidt didn't help the company's growing image problem with comments during an interview last week when he said, perhaps in jest, that those concerned with its photographing if streets and homes to "just move." ❋ Cecilia Kang (2010)

The comment spurred criticism from privacy advocates who said Google's CEO may have said the comment in jest but that the firm needs to be more sensitive to user's privacy with their collection of data. ❋ Cecilia Kang (2010)

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