Jesting

  • 1 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] …

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  • 2 Jesting — Jest ing, n. The act or practice of making jests; joking; pleasantry. Eph. v. 4. [1913 Webster] …

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

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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 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… …

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

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  • 7 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 …

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

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  • 9 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… …

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  • 10 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,… …

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

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  • 12 jesting-beam — ˈjesting beam Building. A beam introduced into a building for ornament, not for use. In mod. Dicts …

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  • 13 jesting jocose jocular jocund joking — humourous humourous adj. same as {humorous}; causing amusement or laughter. [Narrower terms: {bantering, facetious, tongue in cheek, witty ; {boisterous, knockabout, slapstick ; {buffoonish, clownish, zany}; {comic, comical, funny, laughable,… …

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  • 14 Jesting Pilate — The phrase Jesting Pilate can be: *a phrase coined by Francis Bacon in the opening sentence of his essay Of Truth *a name for the Biblical verse to which Bacon was referring, namely *the title of a book by Aldous Huxley …

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  • 15 jesting-stock — jestˈing stock noun (obsolete) A butt for jests • • • Main Entry: ↑jest …

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  • 16 A Game at Chess — is a comic satirical play by Thomas Middleton, first staged in August 1624 by the King s Men at the Globe Theatre, notable for its political content. The playThe drama seems to be about a chess match, and even contains a genuine chess opening:… …

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  • 17 witty — witty, humorous, facetious, jocular, jocose are comparable when they apply to persons and their utterances and mean provoking or intended to provoke laughter or smiles. Witty (compare WIT) suggests a high degree of cleverness and quickness in… …

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  • 18 Scop — A ag. scop was an Old English poet, the Anglo Saxon counterpart of the Old Norse no. skald . As far as we can tell from what has been preserved, the art of the scop was directed mostly towards epic poetry; the surviving verse in Old English… …

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  • 19 Anasyrma — (plural: anasyrmata), also called anasyrmos, [Blackledge, C. (2003). The Story of V: A Natural History of Female Sexuality . New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press. 12.] is the gesture of lifting up the skirt or kilt. It is used in… …

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  • 20 outjest — transitive verb Etymology: out + jest obsolete : to overcome by jesting labors to outjest his heart struck injuries Shakespeare * * * v.t. * * * outjestˈ transitive verb 1. To overcome by jesting (Shakespeare) 2. To excel in jesting …

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