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Synonyms for jester
ˈdʒɛs tər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jester, fool, motley foolnoun

    a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages

    sap, fool, tomfool, mug, saphead, sucker, gull, fall guy, chump, patsy, motley fool, mark, muggins, soft touch

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. jesternoun

    joker, wag, humorist

  2. jesternoun

    buffoon, harlequin, mountebank, zany, droll, fool, clown, punch, punchinello, scaramouch, merry-andrew, jack-pudding, pickle-herring

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. jesternoun

    joker, wag, buffoon, merry-andrew, clown, harlequin, zany

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "jester":

    buffoon, clown, fool, joker

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How to use jester in a sentence?

  1. Steven Wright, I Have a Pony:

    My girlfriend sleeps in a queen-sized bed and I sleep in a court jester-sized bed.

  2. The Omani Shed:

    A gentleman is not for his gender, A gentleman known by his good jester

  3. Kurt Russell:

    I've always been someone who felt we are court jesters. That's what we do, as far as I'm concerned, you should step away from saying anything so that you can still be seen by the audience in any character. There's no reason entertainers can't learn just as much as anybody else about a subject, whatever it is. But I think that what's sad about it is that they lose their status as a court jester. And I'm a court jester. That's what I was born to do.

  4. Sylvia Fine Kaye:

    An unemployed court jester is nobody's fool.

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    An antonym for "ignominious"
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    • B. smuggled
    • C. inglorious
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