Jesting Jest"ing, n. The act or practice of making jests; joking; pleasantry. --Eph. v. 4. [1913 Webster]

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  • Jesting — Jest ing, a. Sportive; not serious; fit for jests. Syn: joking. [1913 Webster] He will find that these are no jesting matters. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jesting — index jocular Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • jesting — /ˈdʒɛstɪŋ/ (say jesting) adjective 1. given to joking; playful. 2. fit for joking; unimportant; trivial: no jesting matter. –noun 3. pleasantry; triviality. –jestingly, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • Jesting — Jest Jest, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Jested}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Jesting}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To take part in a merrymaking; especially, to act in a mask or interlude. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To make merriment by words or actions; to joke; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jesting — 1. noun a) joking b) bantering; ridicule 2. adjective a) facetious b) …   Wiktionary

  • jesting — Synonyms and related words: Attic, bantering, biting, brilliant, chaffing, clever, droll, facetious, fooling, funny, hazing, humorous, humorsome, jocose, jocular, joking, joky, jollying, joshing, keen, keen witted, kidding, mordant, nimble witted …   Moby Thesaurus

  • jesting — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. buffoonery, joking, clowning; see humor 1 , wit 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • jesting — jest·ing || dÊ’estɪŋ n. joking, bantering; ridicule, mocking adj. facetious, humorous, playful; mocking, jeering dÊ’est n. joke, witticism; jeering or mocking remark; sport, fun; laughing stock, subject of a joke or mockery v. joke, speak or… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jesting — adj playful, merry, laughing, frolicsome, rollicking; comic, comical, droll, funny, facetious, tongue in cheek, humorous; waggish, roguish, jocund, jocose; witty, fast with the quips, quick witted, clever, facile tongued; kidding, joking,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • jesting — adjective characterized by jokes and good humor • Syn: ↑jocose, ↑jocular, ↑joking • Similar to: ↑humorous, ↑humourous • Derivationally related forms: ↑joke ( …   Useful english dictionary

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