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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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.
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.
He got the better of me on several occasions afterwards, but without malice, jestingly, casually.
At last the conversation turned jestingly upon the upsetting of the shelf.
Let thy hair grow long and talk Punjabi,' said the young soldier jestingly to Kim, quoting a Northern proverb.
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.