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  1. jestnoun

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

    I shall not succumb to your jests!

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

  2. jestnoun

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

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

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. jest

    joke, raillery, fun, sport, quip, witticism

    earnest, seriousness, gravity

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. joke, gag, laugh, jest, japenoun

    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, jocularityverb

    activity characterized by good humor

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

  3. joke, jestverb

    tell a joke; speak humorously

    "He often jokes even when he appears serious"


  4. joke, jestverb

    act in a funny or teasing way


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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. jestverb

    joke, crack a joke, perpetrate a joke

  2. jestnoun

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

  3. jestnoun

    raillery, fun, SPORT

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. jestnoun

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

  2. jestverb


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  1. 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.

  2. Morgan Freeman:

    It was just something I said in jest about when I first met her, it was more than 20 years ago, how is that news ?

  3. Aristotle:

    Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.

  4. William Shakespeare:

    A jest's prosperity lies in the ear Of him that hears it, never in the tongue Of him that makes it.

  5. Marcus Tullius Cicero:

    Never injure a friend, even in jest.

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  • مزاحArabic
  • bromear, broma, chisteSpanish
  • vitsailla, naurunaihe, vitsi, pilaFinnish
  • plaisanterFrench
  • मज़ाकHindi
  • tréfa, tréfálkozás, tréfálkozik, nevetség tárgyaHungarian
  • affabulare, battuta, barzelletta, celia, scherzo, facezia, zimbello, oggetto di scherno, arguziaItalian
  • iocorLatin
  • whakanene, neneMāori
  • gracejarPortuguese
  • шутить, насмешка, посмешище, остро́таRussian
  • skämta, skoja, gyckla, drivaSwedish
  • 開玩笑Chinese

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