jest definition

  • noun:
    • A playful or amusing act; a prank. See Synonyms at joke.
    • A frolicsome or frivolous feeling: spoken in jest.
    • An object of ridicule; a laughingstock.
    • A witty comment.
    • An act performed for enjoyment; a joke.
    • somebody or something this is certainly ridiculed; the goal of a tale.
    • A deed; an action; a gest.
    • A mask; a pageant; an interlude.
    • Something done or said in order to amuse; a tale; a witticism; a jocose or sportive remark or phrase. See Synonyms under Jest, v. i.
    • the thing of laughter or sport; a laughingstock.
    • An act; deed; achievement; exploit; gest. See gest, n.
    • an account of achievement or adventure; a story; romance. See gest, n., 2.
    • A mask; masquerade; pageant.
    • A spoken pleasantry; a laughable or intentionally ludicrous saying; a witticism; a tale; a sally.
    • An acted pleasantry; a, jocular or playful activity; some thing done in order to make recreation or cause laughter.
    • the item of laughter, recreation, or mockery; a laughing-stock.
    • Synonyms Jest, Joke; quip, quirk, witticism, sally. A tale is generally rougher or less fine than a jest, as a practical laugh, but jest usually suggests more of lightness or scoffing than laugh, as to change everything into jest. Joke is the word to be utilized in which action is suggested; jest is generally put on some thing stated.
    • a humorous anecdote or remark intended to trigger laughter
    • activity characterized by good laughter
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to behave or speak playfully.
    • which will make witty remarks.
    • To utter scoffs; gibe.
    • To indulge in a merrymaking; -- especially, to behave in a mask or interlude.
    • to create merriment by terms or actions; to joke; to make light of something.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to create enjoyable of; ridicule.
  • verb:
    • To tell bull crap; to talk in a playful way; which will make enjoyable of some thing or some one.
    • work in a funny or teasing way
    • tell a joke; talk humorously
  • others:
    • to share with tales or romances. See gest, verb
    • i can't geste, rum, raf, ruf, by letter
    • To trifle (with); amuse or entertain by terms or activities; treat as trifling.
    • to state or do something meant to entertain or trigger laughter.
    • To be a part of a mask or recreation; engage in mock combat; just.
    • To utter in jest or sport.
    • to put on a jest to; joke with; banter; rally.
    • a typical dialectal form of simply.

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