jestingly


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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.
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Adv.1.jestingly - in jest; "I asked him jokingly whether he thought he could drive the Calcutta-Peshawar express"
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jestingly

advim Spaß, scherzhaft
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Also, my comrades used jestingly (yes, I know only jestingly) to propound the ethical maxim that a man ought never to let himself become a burden upon anyone.
I don't know why it is," responded Vronsky, "in all Moscow people--present company of course excepted," he put in jestingly, "there's something uncompromising.
There was Jem Rodney, a known poacher, and otherwise disreputable: he had often met Marner in his journeys across the fields, and had said something jestingly about the weaver's money; nay, he had once irritated Marner, by lingering at the fire when he called to light his pipe, instead of going about his business.
The masters, both the old prince and the young, and the steward respected him and jestingly called him "the Minister.
A familiarity with Alec d'Urberville's presence--which that young man carefully cultivated in her by playful dialogue, and by jestingly calling her his cousin when they were alone--removed much of her original shyness of him, without, however, implanting any feeling which could engender shyness of a new and tenderer kind.
My mother's views at first were not dissimilar; for long she took mine jestingly as something I would grow out of, and afterwards they hurt her so that I tried to give them up.
He got the better of me on several occasions afterwards, but without malice, jestingly, casually.
A young man whom he had once corrected had christened him, half jestingly, Sir Galahad, and certainly his life in London, a life which had to bear all the while the test of the limelight, had appeared to merit some such title.
The people in the street stopped and laughed; some of them jestingly advised a little wholesome correction; one woman asked Norah if she was the child's mother; another pitied her audibly for being the child's governess.
Let thy hair grow long and talk Punjabi,' said the young soldier jestingly to Kim, quoting a Northern proverb.
I happened to say to Ada, in his presence, half jestingly, half seriously, about the time of his going to Mr.
Before the start of the rally, the CM Punjab, in a display of his wrestling skills, jestingly overpowered a wrestler who came to greet him.