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adj : characterized by jokes and good humor [syn: jocose, jocular,
English → English (gcide)
Jest \Jest\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Jested; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To take part in a merrymaking; -- especially, to act in a
mask or interlude. [Obs.] --Shak.
2. To make merriment by words or actions; to joke; to make
light of anything.
He jests at scars that never felt a wound. --Shak.
Syn: To joke; sport; rally.
Usage: To Jest, Joke. One jests in order to make others
laugh; one jokes to please himself. A jest is usually
at the expense of another, and is often ill-natured; a
joke is a sportive sally designed to promote good
humor without wounding the feelings of its object.
“Jests are, therefore, seldom harmless; jokes
frequently allowable. The most serious subject may be
degraded by being turned into a jest.” --Crabb.
Jesting \Jest"ing\, a.
Sportive; not serious; fit for jests.
He will find that these are no jesting matters.
Jesting \Jest"ing\, n.
The act or practice of making jests; joking; pleasantry.
--Eph. v. 4.