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jest

 (jĕst)
n.
1. A playful or frivolous mood or manner: spoken in jest.
2. A playful remark; a witticism or joke.
3. A playful or amusing act; a prank.
4. An object of ridicule; a laughingstock: "There are people ... so cruel as to make a jest of me" (Charles Dickens).
intr.v. jest·ed, jest·ing, jests
1. To make witty or amusing remarks.
2. To act in a playful or facetious manner.

[Middle English geste, tale, from Old French, from Latin gesta, deeds, from neuter pl. past participle of gerere, to perform.]

jest′ing·ly adv.

jest

(dʒɛst)
n
1. something done or said for amusement; joke
2. a frivolous mood or attitude; playfulness; fun: to act in jest.
3. a jeer or taunt
4. an object of derision; laughing stock; butt
vb
5. to act or speak in an amusing, teasing, or frivolous way; joke
6. to make fun of (a person or thing); scoff or mock
[C13: variant of gest]
ˈjestful adj
ˈjesting adj, n
ˈjestingly adv

jest

(dʒɛst)
n.
1. a joke or witty remark; witticism; quip.
2. a taunt, often of a teasing nature.
3. sport or fun: to speak half in jest, half in earnest.
4. the object of laughter; laughingstock.
v.i.
5. to speak in a humorous or playfully teasing way.
6. to speak derisively.
[1250–1300; Middle English; variant sp. of gest]

jest

  • joke - Latin jocus, "jest, joke," gave us joke.
  • ludicrous - Early senses of ludicrous, from the adjective ludic, were "sportive," "intended as jest" and "spontaneously playful."
  • juggle, juggler - Juggle is from Latin joculus, a diminutive of jocus, and a juggler was originally a jester.
  • jocose - From Latin jocus, "joke, jest," it means "full of jokes."

jest


Past participle: jested
Gerund: jesting

Imperative
jest
jest
Present
I jest
you jest
he/she/it jests
we jest
you jest
they jest
Preterite
I jested
you jested
he/she/it jested
we jested
you jested
they jested
Present Continuous
I am jesting
you are jesting
he/she/it is jesting
we are jesting
you are jesting
they are jesting
Present Perfect
I have jested
you have jested
he/she/it has jested
we have jested
you have jested
they have jested
Past Continuous
I was jesting
you were jesting
he/she/it was jesting
we were jesting
you were jesting
they were jesting
Past Perfect
I had jested
you had jested
he/she/it had jested
we had jested
you had jested
they had jested
Future
I will jest
you will jest
he/she/it will jest
we will jest
you will jest
they will jest
Future Perfect
I will have jested
you will have jested
he/she/it will have jested
we will have jested
you will have jested
they will have jested
Future Continuous
I will be jesting
you will be jesting
he/she/it will be jesting
we will be jesting
you will be jesting
they will be jesting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been jesting
you have been jesting
he/she/it has been jesting
we have been jesting
you have been jesting
they have been jesting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been jesting
you will have been jesting
he/she/it will have been jesting
we will have been jesting
you will have been jesting
they will have been jesting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been jesting
you had been jesting
he/she/it had been jesting
we had been jesting
you had been jesting
they had been jesting
Conditional
I would jest
you would jest
he/she/it would jest
we would jest
you would jest
they would jest
Past Conditional
I would have jested
you would have jested
he/she/it would have jested
we would have jested
you would have jested
they would have jested
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jest - a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughterjest - a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter; "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"
humor, wit, witticism, wittiness, humour - a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
gag line, punch line, tag line, laugh line - the point of a joke or humorous story
howler, sidesplitter, thigh-slapper, wow, belly laugh, riot, scream - a joke that seems extremely funny
blue joke, blue story, dirty joke, dirty story - an indelicate joke
ethnic joke - a joke at the expense of some ethnic group
funny, funny remark, funny story, good story - an account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line); "she told a funny story"; "she made a funny"
in-joke - a joke that is appreciated only by members of some particular group of people
one-liner - a one-line joke
shaggy dog story - a long rambling joke whose humor derives from its pointlessness
sick joke - a joke in bad taste
sight gag, visual joke - a joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech (as in a movie)
2.jest - activity characterized by good humor
diversion, recreation - an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
drollery, waggery - a quaint and amusing jest
leg-pull, leg-pulling - as a joke: trying to make somebody believe something that is not true
pleasantry - an agreeable or amusing remark; "they exchange pleasantries"
Verb1.jest - tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious"
communicate, intercommunicate - transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"
quip, gag - make jokes or quips; "The students were gagging during dinner"
fool around, horse around, arse around, fool - indulge in horseplay; "Enough horsing around--let's get back to work!"; "The bored children were fooling about"
pun - make a play on words; "Japanese like to pun--their language is well suited to punning"
blackguard, guy, jest at, laugh at, make fun, poke fun, ridicule, roast, rib - subject to laughter or ridicule; "The satirists ridiculed the plans for a new opera house"; "The students poked fun at the inexperienced teacher"; "His former students roasted the professor at his 60th birthday"
2.jest - act in a funny or teasing way
behave, act, do - behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
antic, clown, clown around - act as or like a clown

jest

noun
1. joke, play, crack (slang), sally, gag (informal), quip, josh (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), banter, hoax, prank, wisecrack (informal), pleasantry, witticism, jape, bon mot It was a jest rather than a reproach.
verb
1. joke, kid (informal), mock, tease, sneer, jeer, quip, josh (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), scoff, banter, deride, chaff, gibe He enjoyed drinking and jesting with his cronies.
in jest as a joke, tongue in cheek, jokingly, for a laugh, in fun, flippantly, facetiously, light-heartedly, as humour, as a tease Many a true word spoken in jest.
Quotations
"a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy" [William Shakespeare Hamlet]
Proverbs
"Many a truth lie in jest"

jest

noun
1. An object of amusement or laughter:
2. Words or actions intended to excite laughter or amusement:
Informal: funny, gag.
Slang: ha-ha.
verb
1. To make jokes; behave playfully:
Informal: clown (around), fool around, fun.
2. To make fun or make fun of:
Chiefly British: quiz.
Idiom: poke fun at.
Translations
مُزاح، دُعابَهيَمْزَح، يَسْخَر من
žertžertovat
lave sjovmorsomhedspøgevittighed
vitsailla
nevetség tárgyatréfatréfálkozástréfálkozik
spaug, brandarispauga, grínast
juokautijuokdarys
jokotjoks

jest

[dʒest]
A. Nguasa f, broma f
in jesten broma, de guasa
B. VIbromear, estar de guasa
he was only jestinglo dijo en broma nada más, sólo estaba de guasa

jest

[ˈdʒɛst]
n (= joke) → plaisanterie f
in jest → en plaisantant
to say sth in jest → dire qch en plaisantant
vi (= joke) → plaisanter

jest

n (no pl) (= fun)Spaß m, (Aus also) → Spass m; (= joke also)Scherz m, → Witz m; in jestim Spaß
vischerzen, spaßen; you jest, sir! (old)Sie belieben zu scherzen, mein Herr! (old); to jest with somebodymit jdm spaßen; to jest about somethingüber etw (acc)Scherze or Witze machen

jest

[dʒɛst]
1. nscherzo, facezia
in jest → per scherzo
2. vischerzare

jest

(dʒest) noun
a joke; something done or said to cause amusement.
verb
to joke.
ˈjester noun
in former times, a man employed in the courts of kings, nobles etc to amuse them with jokes etc.
in jest
as a joke; not seriously. speaking in jest.

jest

n. broma, chiste;
v. bromear.
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