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Noun
Light-hearted joking, teasing, or banter
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“Apollodoros explains that women indulge in jesting at the Thesmophoria in memory of the time when a certain old woman named Iambe made the goddess laugh with her raillery.”
Noun
Buffoonery, or clownish behavior
“May all who read this take warning not to indulge in jesting, for if not in murder, it often ends in other evils.”
Noun
Behavior characterized by clowning around and foolishness
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Noun
Mischievous or foolish (and typically annoying) behavior
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Noun
A prank or general mischievous behavior
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Adjective
Characterized by mild, good-natured teasing
“It may also allude to Falstaff's comic, ironic, as well as jesting banter directed at the prince.”
Adjective
Playfully humorous or flippant
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“One of the men who happened to observe Enfield's shaking hands made a jesting remark about the penalty he had to pay for past indulgence.”
Adjective
Treating serious issues with inappropriate humor
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to tease, especially in a jocular manner
“Whilst it is acceptable to jest among friends, we must be mindful of what we say in a formal setting.”
Verb
Present participle for 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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Present participle for to smile in a scornful or deprecating manner
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Present participle for make rude and mocking remarks, typically in a loud voice
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Present participle for to mimic humorously
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Present participle for to engage in an activity for enjoyment and recreation
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