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Synonyms for jest

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. joke, gag, laugh, jest, jape(noun)

    a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter

    "he told a very funny joke"; "he knows a million gags"; "thanks for the laugh"; "he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest"; "even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point"

    prank, muzzle, caper, trick, antic, gag, laughter, joke, jocularity, laugh, put-on, jape

  2. jest, joke, jocularity(verb)

    activity characterized by good humor

    prank, caper, trick, antic, gag, jocosity, jocundity, joke, jocularity, laugh, put-on, jape

  3. joke, jest(verb)

    tell a joke; speak humorously

    "He often jokes even when he appears serious"


  4. joke, jest(verb)

    act in a funny or teasing way



  1. jest(noun)

    To tell a joke; to talk in a playful manner; to make fun of something or someone.

    Surely you jest!

    crack, prank, gag, banter, wisecrack, witticism, laughingstock, tease, mock, kid

  2. jest(noun)

    Someone or something that is ridiculed; the target of a joke.

    Your majesty, stop him before he makes you the jest of the court.

    crack, prank, laughingstock, gag, banter, wisecrack, witticism

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. jest

    Wit is the quick perception of unusual or commonly unperceived analogies or relations between things apparently unrelated, and has been said to depend upon a union of surprise and pleasure; it depends certainly on the production of a diverting, entertaining, or merrymaking surprise. The analogies with which wit plays are often superficial or artificial; humor deals with real analogies of an amusing or entertaining kind, or with traits of character that are seen to have a comical side as soon as brought to view. Wit is keen, sudden, brief, and sometimes severe; humor is deep, thoughtful, sustained, and always kindly. Pleasantry is lighter and less vivid than wit. Fun denotes the merry results produced by wit and humor, or by any fortuitous occasion of mirth, and is pronounced and often hilarious.

    banter, burlesque, drollery, facetiousness, fun, humor, jocularity, joke, playfulness, pleasantry, raillery, waggery, waggishness, wit, witticism

    dulness, gravity, seriousness, sobriety, solemnity, stolidity, stupidity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. jest

    joke, raillery, fun, sport, quip, witticism

    earnest, seriousness, gravity

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. jest(v. n.)

    joke, crack a joke, perpetrate a joke

  2. jest(n.)

    joke, quip, quirk, crank, witticism, sally, JEU D'ESPRIT

  3. jest(n.)

    raillery, fun, SPORT

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. jest(n)

    joke, witticism, quip, jeu d' esprit, joe miller

  2. jest(v)


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  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    często czujesz, że ludzie się zmieniają, kiedy można przejść przez najbardziej wymagających trudnych etapów w życiu. w rzeczywistości, ludzie się nie zmieniają, ale ich maski spaść ujawnić swoje prawdziwe twarze. Najlepsze w najgorszych czasach w życiu jest to, że masz szansę, aby zobaczyć ludzi w ich prawdziwych kolorach. raz zobaczyć swoje prawdziwe oblicze w gołym światła, nigdy nie powinno się zapomnieć o tych, i co najważniejsze, nie wolno nigdy próbować przemalować je, gdy czasy się zmieni.

  2. Samuel Johnson:

    Of all the griefs that harass the distrest, Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest.

  3. Marcus Tullius Cicero:

    Never injure a friend, even in jest.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    Alas, poor Yorick I knew him Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy...

  5. Bruce Jensen:

    There was one attendee who instead of using a buggy was using his shoulder to carry his clubs, which was a mistake because you can only do that when you are wearing a shirt as it provides a layer of protection, being naked you do not have that protection -- he complained about his shoulder being sore but it was all in good jest.

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  • مزاحArabic
  • bromear, chiste, bromaSpanish
  • naurunaihe, pila, vitsi, vitsaillaFinnish
  • plaisanterFrench
  • मज़ाकHindi
  • nevetség tárgya, tréfa, tréfálkozik, tréfálkozásHungarian
  • battuta, affabulare, oggetto di scherno, arguzia, zimbello, facezia, scherzo, celia, barzellettaItalian
  • iocorLatin
  • whakanene, neneMāori
  • gracejarPortuguese
  • посмешище, насмешка, шутить, остро́таRussian
  • skämta, driva, gyckla, skojaSwedish
  • 開玩笑Chinese

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