jesting


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.jesting - characterized by jokes and good humor
humorous, humourous - full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein"
Translations

jesting

[ˈdʒestɪŋ]
A. ADJ [person] → chistoso, guasón; [tone] → guasón; [reference] → burlón, en broma
B. Nchanzas fpl, bromas fpl

jesting

nSpaßen nt, → Scherzen nt
References in classic literature ?
He, on his side, more and more visibly nervous, had a tone to master; but he was so much more successful than I that, laughing out through his gravity, he could pretend we were pleasantly jesting.
as if one gifted with powers like to mine might say the thing which I have said unto one who has vanquished Merlin, and not be jesting.
I'm very far from jesting, Miss Catherine,' I replied.
He added, in a jesting way, that perhaps George Washington might gain almost as great a name in history as George the Third.
She got calmer by degrees, and then we soothed her; now talking encouragingly, and now jesting a little with her, until she began to raise her head and speak to us.
This was only a friendly Raveloe-way of jesting with the half-crazy oddities of a miser, but it had perhaps helped to throw Silas into a more than usually excited state.
He had nearly swooned at what Lord Henry had said in a chance mood of cynical jesting.
There was a lot of shouting, and one man was even jesting.
No jesting upon that subject, gentlemen," said Porthos; "thank God the queen is still of an age to give one
It was more especially when this man was speaking in a manner half jesting, half bitter, that Franz's ear recalled most vividly the deep sonorous, yet well-pitched voice that had addressed him in the grotto of Monte Cristo, and which he heard for the second time amid the darkness and ruined grandeur of the Colosseum.
To tell you the truth, I had supposed that YOU were jesting in your letter; wherefore, my heart was feeling heavy at the thought that you could feel so displeased with me.
The musketeer, who knew that his lieutenant was incapable of jesting with regard to the service, obeyed without a word, although he thought the order strange.