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Noun
Something done or said to amuse people
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“He could not, like some men, pass off a serious matter with a humorous jest.”
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An act performed as a prank or for amusement
“I now see that I was wrong in supposing that I was being made the object of just a harmless jest.”
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A person or thing that is the object of ridicule
“Having become the scoff and jest of the town, he quitted it with shame and disgrace.”
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The quality, fact or aspect of being amusing or funny
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Spoken or written words that are absurd or meaningless
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A state of high-spirits
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A humorous or malicious deception
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An activity that one engages in for amusement or fun
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An unexpected situation, detail or circumstance, often unpleasant
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A lack of seriousness, especially in the context of fun or entertainment
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An imitation of the style of a particular writer, artist, or genre with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect
Verb
To tell a joke or speak in a joking way
“She would often jest humorously of these time-worn cliches that never applied to her.”
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To tease, especially in a jocular manner
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“Whilst it is acceptable to jest among friends, we must be mindful of what we say in a formal setting.”
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To behave in a comical or playful way
“When have you known Zanya to jest around when it comes to work?”
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To smile in a scornful or deprecating manner
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Make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice
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To mimic humorously
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To engage in an activity for enjoyment and recreation
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